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Papilio memnon

Papilio memnon

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.

Male - Tailless, above deep blue to black. It may or may not have red streak on the forewing at the base of the cell.

Female - Tailless. Upperside forewing ground colour sepia, streaked with greyish white. The basal third part of the cell is red and is touched outwardly with white. Upper hindwing is blue-black. It has 5 to 7 yellow or white discal patches.

This is a female (top) and male (bottom) mating.