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Great Mormon (female)

Papilio memnon

Description:

These butterflies work their way along the Ixora plants in the garden everyday

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago
Great Mormon
Papilio memnon Papilio memnon


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8 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks Martin... its Great Mormon Female... I think I mistook underwing's ventral view of White and Red colour. Abdomen colour is also pale.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Thank you martinl : ) I'm very grateful for the idents, some look so similar to me.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

The common rose swallowtail is smaller than this one. Pachlioptera typically have red bodies. The white dots are very clearly defined and the red dots continue along the perimeter of the hindwing. I think this is the mormon.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Abdomen colour differs the specie.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks Ashish! Tell me later when you have you book...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

I think its... Atrophaneura aristolochiae goniopeltis
Currently away from my book.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Ashish does your book give good tips on how to differentiate the Common rose from the Common mormon? Their various forms confuse me...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Should be Common Rose...

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

Thailand

Spotted on Jun 24, 2010
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

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