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Great Mormon Butterfly (male)

Papilio menmon


A large butterfly from the Swallowtail family, it's wingspan is around 15cm. This male is mainly black, with metallic blue lines on the hindwing. This species is polymorphic, meaning it can occur in several different forms amongst a single species, taking on resemblance of more toxic butterflies. The female of the species shows way more variation than the male.


A common species in Southern Asia, feeding on citrus.

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Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 6.12, Long: 116.45

Spotted on Apr 17, 2018
Submitted on May 24, 2018

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