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Great Mormon Swallowtail - papillio memnon (I think)

The Great Mormon Butterfly is native to South and Southeast Asia and Australasia. One of the swallowtail family, it is a large butterfly with a wingspan of 130-150mm. Seen emerging from chrysalis in Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World.

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The Great Mormon Swallowtail { Papilio memnon } photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

 

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Papilio memnon, the great Mormon, is a large butterfly native to southern Asia that belongs to the swallowtail family. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. The female is polymorphic and with mimetic forms.

 

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The Great Mormon Swallowtail { Papilio memnon } is a common South-Asian butterfly and is widely distributed in 13 subspecies (4 male and 9 female forms). This is a large butterfly with contrasting colors. The wingspan is 12 ~15 cm (4.7 ~ 5.9 inches).

 

The male never has a tail, and is deep blue to black. It may or may not have red streak on the forewing. The female may be tailed (alcanor) or tailess (butlerianus, polymnestoroides). The upperside forewing is ground colour sepia with greyish white streak. The upperside hindwing is blue-black with 5 to 7 yellow or white discal patches. It is polymorphic and with mimetic forms. ( Excellent information is available on Wikipedia.)

 

This photo was taken at the Kipandi Butterfly Park, 36 km from Kota Kinabalu. It shows a male fluttering and tugging at the lantana. The butterfly and flower were vibrating quite vigorously.

 

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The Great Mormon is a large butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family and is found in southern Asia. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. This example is captive bred.

 

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a 'Great Mormon Swallowtail' {Papilio memnon},

Many animals have conspicuous eye-like spots on their body. In most animals these ‘eyespots’ are thought to intimidate predators from attacking or deflect the predator strikes away from vulnerable body parts. That ‘eyespots’ could help prey by resembling the eyes of a predator’s own enemies is thought to be particularly true for butterfly and moth caterpillars. Eyespot caterpillars are often cited to be snake mimics that startle attacking birds which mistake them for dangerous snakes. Despite widespread acceptance, this phenomena is surprisingly understudied.

 

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

 

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The Great Mormon Swallowtail { Papilio memnon } photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

 

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The Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family and is found in south-east Asia. It is widely distributed. This butterfly flies up to 2,100 m, but is most common at low elevations. It usually flies 2 - 4 m above the ground.

It is found in forest clearings. It is very common and is also seen amongst human habitation.

The wingspan is 12 - 15 cm and the basic colour is black.

The Great Mormon has thirteen subspecies. It has four male and many female forms. The females being highly polymorphic and many of them being mimics of unpalatable butterflies.

The butterfly in the picture is a female Great Mormon, form alcanor. This picture is taken in the indoor butterfly garden of De Passiflorahoeve in Harskamp, the Netherlands.

 

De Papilio memnon (Engelse naam: Great Mormon. In Nederland wordt de vlinder soms Zwarte Page genoemd) is een grote dagvlinder uit de familie Papilionidae, de grote pages.

Het verspreidingsgebeid beslaat een groot deel van zuidoost Azië. Deze page vliegt tot een hoogte van circa 2100 meter, maar komt het meest voor bij lage hoogtes. Hij vliegt meestal 2 - 4 m boven de grond. De soort wordt vooral aangetroffen in open plekken in bossen, maar ook bij menselijke bewoning.

De vleugelspanwijdte is 12 à 15 cm en de basiskleur van de mannetjes is meestal zwart. Alleen de vrouwtjes zijn gesierd met (zwaluw)staartjes aan de vleugels.

Er zijn dertien ondersoorten, daarnaast vier mannelijke vormen en circa 20 vrouwelijke vormen.

Soms nemen vrouwtjes enigszins het uiterlijk en de kleuren van andere, vaak onverteerbare vlinders aan. Die imiteren ze dus. De soms gebruikte Nederlandse naam Zwarte Page is daarom niet zo toepasselijk. Alleen de mannetjes zijn zwart. Ook zijn er andere pagesoorten die zwart of bijna volledig zwart zijn.

Deze foto is gemaakt in de overdekte tropische vlindertuin van zorgboerderij De Passiflorahoeve bij Harskamp op de Veluwe tussen Ede en Apeldoorn.

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A Great Mormon butterfly (swallowtail) on the wing. Catching these butterflies mid air was a real challenge because of their jerky unpredictable flight path. This is a blend of two exposures to get motion blur in the wings but the head sharp. The experience of watching them was better than the image. They are beautiful when still but amazing when in flight.

 

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The Great Yellow Mormon or Asian Swallowtail (Papilio lowi), is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found in the Borneo, Indonesia, and the Philippines

 

Common name: Great Mormon

Scientific name: Papilio mennon agenor.

Family: Papilionidae.

 

Taken at VigoZoo, Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, España.

 

The Great Mormon Swallowtail { Papilio memnon } on lantana. Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park.

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Great Mormon: Papilio memnon: is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae, the Swallowtails. The wingspan can be up to 150 millimeters.

 

Papilio memnon : is een dagvlinder uit de familie Papilionidae, de grote pages. De spanwijdte kan tot 150 millimeter bedragen.

A Great Mormon Swallowtail "Papilio memnon"

Many animals have conspicuous eye-like spots on their body. In most animals these ‘eyespots’ are thought to intimidate predators from attacking or deflect the predator strikes away from vulnerable body parts. That ‘eyespots’ could help prey by resembling the eyes of a predator’s own enemies is thought to be particularly true for butterfly and moth caterpillars. Eyespot caterpillars are often cited to be snake mimics that startle attacking birds which mistake them for dangerous snakes. Despite widespread acceptance, this phenomena is surprisingly understudied.

 

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

 

see comments for additional view…..

The Great Yellow Mormon Butterfly is also called the Asian Swallowtail (confusingly, as others have this name, including the Chinese Yellow Swallowtail, Papilio xuthus) and the Sunset Swallowtail. The female and male look very different and the female has many different forms.

 

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Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly with contrasting colors that belongs to the Swallowtail family. A common South-Asian butterfly, it is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. The female is polymorphic and with mimetic forms.

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

 

see comments for additional view….

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)

Family: Papilionidae (Swallowtail butterflies)

 

Genus/species: Papilio memnon

 

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: P.memon has four male and many female forms, Male Great Mormons never have tails, while females may or may not.

Span.is large up to 150 millimetres (4.7 to 5.9 in)

 

DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Range: Southeast Asia. Adults inhabit forest clearings and disturbed areas,

 

DIET IN THE WILD: Papilio memnon visits flowers of Poinsettia, Jasminum, Lantana, Canna, and Salvia. (known to mud-puddle)

 

REPRODUCTION: Adults lay single eggs on the underside of leaves, which hatch in three days. For the first four instars, caterpillars resemble bird droppings. Pupation occurs after about 2.5 weeks.

 

References

 

California Academy of Sciences Rainforest 2017 Vetting Tim Wong

 

EOL eol.org/pages/131345/details

 

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden www.lewisginter.org/sexually-dimorphic-butterflies/

 

Butterfly corner.net

en.butterflycorner.net/Papilio-memnon-Great-Mormon.1248.0...

 

3-21-17

This week for Three Photos a Week, I went to the Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Missouri. Since the spring weather was in the 40's, it felt great inside the conservatory with temps in the 80's and high humidity! Correct me if this is not the right name of this butterfly! P1670699

 

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Pu'er, Yunnan, China

 

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(freshly eclosed from collected chrysalis)

 

The Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family and is found in southern Asia. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. Furthermore, within these groupings, there are four male and many female forms (both tailed and tailless), the females being highly polymorphic and many of them being mimics of unpalatable butterflies. This species has been studied extensively for understanding the genetic basis for polymorphy and Batesian mimicry. As many as twenty-six female forms are reported.

 

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

 

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Papilio memnon - I am fairly certain of this ID. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Butterflies Live, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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The Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family and is found in southern Asia. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. [From Wikipedia]

 

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The Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family and is found in southern Asia. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. The female is polymorphic and with mimetic forms.

 

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Taken at Conwy Butterfly House-.

Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly that belongs to the Swallowtail family

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

 

see comments for fourth and fifth instar images, chrysalis and adult butterfly…..

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies which form the family Papilionidae. There are at least 550 species, and though the majority are tropical, members of the family are found on all continents except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the birdwing butterflies of Australia (genus Ornithoptera).

 

A common butterfly found in Asia such as North Eastern India (including Sikkim, Assam and Nagaland), Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (stragglers only), western, southern and eastern China (including Hainan), Taiwan and southern Japan, Ryukyu Islands. Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Kampuchea, eastern and peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia ( Sumatra, Mentawai Islands, Nias, Batu, Simeulue, Bangka, Java, Kalimantan and the lesser Sunda Islands (except Timor, Wetar, Babar and Tanimbar).

 

I'm not sure if this had tails and lost them or what. Also called the Great Yellow Mormon, perhaps because his body is yellow. There is a similar-looking swallowtail with a red body and it’s called the rose swallowtail. This butterfly is a resident of Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, Arizona. In the wild, this butterfly is found in the Borneo, Indonesia, and the Philippines

  

This butterfly is a native of Southeast Asia.

 

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This one decided to take up residence on Colin's back for at least ten minutes.

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)

Family: Papilionidae (Swallowtail butterflies)

 

Genus/species: Papilio memnon

 

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: P.memon has four male and many female forms, Male Great Mormons never have tails, while females may or may not.

Span.is large up to 150 millimetres (4.7 to 5.9 in)

 

DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Range: Southeast Asia. Adults inhabit forest clearings and disturbed areas,

 

DIET IN THE WILD: P. memnon visits flowers of Poinsettia, Jasminum, Lantana, Canna, and Salvia. (known to mud-puddle)

 

REPRODUCTION: Adults lay single eggs on the underside of leaves, which hatch in three days. For the first four instars, caterpillars resemble bird droppings. Pupation occurs after about 2.5 weeks.

 

References

 

California Academy of Sciences Rainforest 2017 Vetting Tim Wong

 

EOL eol.org/pages/131345/details

 

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden www.lewisginter.org/sexually-dimorphic-butterflies/

 

Butterfly corner.net

en.butterflycorner.net/Papilio-memnon-Great-Mormon.1248.0...

 

3-6-17

Papilio lowi, the great yellow Mormon or Asian swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in Borneo, Indonesia, and the Philippines (Palawan, Balabao). text from Wikipedia

Blue Mormon (Papilio polymnestor) is a large swallowtail butterfly found in Sri Lanka Common and not thought to be threatened. Occurs throughout the year but more common in the monsoon and immediately after it. In Sri Lanka, populations of Papilio polymnestor have expanded due to the increased availability of its food plants (Family Rutaceae) due to modification of landscapes. Has a rapid unidirectional flight and frequently changes course, hopping up and down in its flight path. Difficult to catch. Known to bask in the sun. Attracted to damp patch and has greater tolerance to other butterflies and humans while lapping up the mineral rich moisture. Known to visit animal droppings.

Captured this female at Sinharaja Forest.Sri Lanka.

Thanks to Skidzey (Parrish Colman )for identification

Only just after the release would you find such a nice grouping.

Nikos Roditakis gave to me the name of this butterfly .

Many Thanks Nikos Roditakis

COLLODI butterfly house

 

The Great Yellow Mormon or Asian Swallowtail (Papilio lowi), is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in the Borneo, Indonesia, and the Philippines (Palawan, Balabao).

The Asian Swallowtail - Papilio lowi - is also known as the Great Yellow Mormon. It is a beautiful butterfly of the family Papilionidae with the males and females having different colours and/or patterns from each other (and even from themselves). It is found in Borneo, Indonesia and the Phillipines but this one was seen at The Butterfly Farm, Aruba.

 

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Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly with contrasting colors that belongs to the Swallowtail family. A common South-Asian butterfly, it is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. The female is polymorphic and with mimetic forms.

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Icod, the Butterfly Garden.

Mariposario del Drago.

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The Great Yellow Mormon or Asian Swallowtail (Papilio lowi), is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found in the Borneo, Indonesia, and the Philippines (Palawan, Balabao).[2]

 

Wingspan: 107–126 mm (4.2–5.0 in)[1]

 

Larvae feed on citrus plants. Adults nectar on various flowers.

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