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COMMON MORMON

Papilio alphenor ledebouria

Description:

70 mm wingspan, Papilionidae. Beautiful! Papilio alphenor (Cramer, 1776) Ssp: ledebouria (Eschscholtz, 1821) Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Papilionidae Genus: Papilio Species: P. alphenor

Habitat:

Tropiacal wood, close to the sea.

Notes:

Female Papilio alphenor; it used to be regarded as a subspecies of P. polytes but most authorities now regard it as a separate species.

4 Comments

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Nice.

Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel 7 years ago

Tnx again, Martin: Very interesting links!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Its hard to find references for this species but there are a couple unreferenced on PN http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/718...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/713...

Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel 7 years ago

THX, Martinl!. I save it like P. alphenor, as most of specialist say that is a separate species, not a Ssp of P. polyte.

Juan Manuel
Spotted by
Juan Manuel

Cagayan, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 22, 2013

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