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Common mormon ♂️

Papilio polytes Linnaeus, 1758

Description:

Male The male has one morph only. It is a dark-coloured swallow-tailed butterfly. The upper forewing has a series of white spots decreasing in size towards the apex. The upper hindwing has a complete discal band of elongated white spots. It may or may not have marginal red crescents. The males are generally smaller in size than the females but not always. Both male and all forms of the female of P. polytes can vary considerably in size depending on climatic region.

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sunshinejanani
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sunshinejanani

Othakalmandapam, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Nov 1, 2021
Submitted on Nov 1, 2021

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