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Common Mormon

Papilio polytes


Different stages in life cycle. First three photos are egg laying sequence. Dia of the egg is 1mm and the larva is 4mm.


Spotted on a lime plant, which is it's host plant.

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Common Mormon
Papilio polytes

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sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Thank you Jatishwor Singh... It was a mistake on my part.. Corrected the details...

This is not Papilio demoleus.

sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Thank you Armadeus for your good words..

armadeus.4 9 years ago

Incredible series Sunny! Wow. I love how you have shown the different stages of life for this beautiful butterfly. Thank you for sharing :)

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Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Aug 6, 2014
Submitted on Aug 8, 2014

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