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...the first and only one I've seen in my garden this year.

 

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Grand Mormon / Papilio Memnon

Grand Mormon / Papilio memnon

(Picture realized next "Butterfly Arc" Montegrotto Terme (PD) Italy)

One of the many beautiful butterflies of Blenheim Palace, just outside of Oxford.

Photo:E-P1+MF-2+G.ZUIKO 50mmF1.4

 

ナガサキアゲハ ( 長崎揚羽 )

Papilio memnon

Great Mormon

Photo:E-P1+MF-2+G.ZUIKO 50mmF1.4

 

ナガサキアゲハ ( 長崎揚羽 )

Papilio memnon

Great Mormon

Photo:E-P1+MF-2+G.ZUIKO 50mmF1.4

 

ナガサキアゲハ ( 長崎揚羽 )

Papilio memnon

Great Mormon

 

飛ぶ所狙ってみるけど、やっぱり難しいね〜

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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5/17

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

 

#201010-41 ~Lightbox~

 

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Made explore and disappear like a wind!

Abai Jungle Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo

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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And now you're gone it's like an echo in my head....

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uESRUaltM90

 

There's a moment to seize every time we meet

But you always keep passing me by

 

You never were and you never will be mine...

 

© All rights reserved Anna Kwa. Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit written permission.

大鳳蝶Papilio memnon heronus

有尾的長斑型,白斑較長,較少見。

LARGER View On Black

 

Common Name : Great Mormon

Species : Papilio Memnon

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Papilionidae

Subfamily: Papilioninae

Genus: Papilio

大鳳蝶與金露華

Papilio memnon heronu & Golden Dewdrops

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.

 

:copyright: Roger Wasley 2015 all rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction for any reason is prohibited.

a 'Great Mormon Swallowtail' {Papilio memnon},

A pair of mating Great Mormons (papilio memnon) in a sea of purple petals.

 

The female is probably on top since the male does not have a red streak (they can have blue, black, or grey stripes).

 

300mm f/2.8L IS + 1.4x

For maintain the vibrations of wings

I used slow shutter (1/50 sec.) for this shot

(The feed back will be late several days SORRY)

 

Tropische Schmetterlinge im Botanischen Garten München

  

Great Mormon (Papilio Memnon) - Fort Worth Botanic Gardens - March 2010

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…..

大鳳蝶

Papilio memnon heronus(雌)

Sameček - bez ocasu

Motýl má velikost rozpětí křídel 120 až 150 mm. Vyskytuje se celkem v 9 formách, 4 samčí a 5 samičích.

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Male - tailless

The butterfly is large with 120 to 150mm span. It has as many as four male and nine female forms , a total of nine forms in all.

 

View On Black

 

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Der große Momone (Papilio memnon) ist ein Schmetterling aus Australien. Die Flügelspannweite beträgt 13 bis 15 cm. Der Schmetterling gehört zur Familie der Ritterfalter. Der Falter hat eine schwarze Grundfärbung. Dieser Schmetterling besitzt ausgeprägten Geschlechtsdimorphismus.

Sameček - bez ocasu

Motýl má velikost rozpětí křídel 120 až 150 mm. Vyskytuje se celkem v 9 formách, 4 samčí a 5 samičích.

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Male - tailless

The butterfly is large with 120 to 150mm span. It has as many as four male and nine female forms , a total of nine forms in all.

 

View On Black

 

Google [?]

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…..

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