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Butterflies

Blue
Mormon

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Blue Mormon

Papilio polymnestor

Males have the upper wings rich velvety black. The fore wing has a postdiscal band composed of internervular broad blue streaks gradually shortened and obsolescent anteriorly, not extended beyond interspace 6. The hindwing has the terminal three-fourths beyond a line crossing the apical third of the cell pale blue, or greyish blue, with superposed postdiscal, subterminal and terminal series of black spots—the postdiscal spots elongate, inwardly conical; the subterminal oval, placed in the interspaces, the terminal irregular, placed along the apices of the veins and anteriorly coalescing more or less with the subterminal spots.

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Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    বরুনপাখা
  • Malayalam:
    കൃഷ്ണശലഭം
  • Marathi:
    राणी पाकोळी
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Taxanomy

LEPIDOPTERA
PAPILIONIDAE
Papilio polymnestor

Quick Facts
  • It is a state butterfly of Maharashtra, which is a first state of India to nominate State Butterfly.
Blue Mormon

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