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Butterflies

Common
Mormon

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Common Mormon

Papilio polytes

The Common Mormon is widely distributed across Asia. It is a jet black butterfly with row of white spots along the middle part of hindwing. 90–100 mm.

It is a dark-coloured swallow-tailed butterfly. The upper forewing has a series of white spots decreasing in size towards the apex. The upper hindwing has a complete discal band of elongated white spots. It may or may not have marginal red crescents. The males are generally smaller in size than the females but not always.

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Regional Names
  • Marathi:
    बहुरुपी
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Taxanomy

LEPIDOPTERA
PAPILIONIDAE
Papilio polytes

Quick Facts
  • This butterfly is declared as a Butterfly of Mumbai by BNHS in 2013.
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