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কালিম । Common Mormon (Female) Movie

Common Mormon (Female; Form: stichius)

This female form of the Common Mormon mimics the Common Rose very closely but lacks red markings on body. This is the commonest form wherever the Common Rose flies.


The Common Mormon (Papilio polytes) is a common species of swallowtail butterfly (family: papilionidae) widely distributed across Asia. Seen round the year throughout India from plains up to 2000m. This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females.


The female of the Common Mormon is polymorphic. In South Asia, it has three forms or morphs. These are as follows: cyrus, stichius, romulus.


Host Plant: Ixora coccinea; Rangan (রঙ্গন, Rugmini in Hindi, commonly known as the Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, and Jungle Flame from Rubiaceae family) is an exotic bright red flower, bloom as a flower bunch comprises of lot of small red flowers at the top of branch. Each red flower has four petals and holds four yellow stamen(no filament) between the petals. Flower blooms more or less throughout the year, but best during the rainy season.


Bengal Monsoon

Images of Bengal, India


Music Courtesy: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Andante from 'Water'

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Taken on June 29, 2011