Sunday, March 4, 2012

Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) Sumatra Indonesia

Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. The common name for this butterfly is Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon). This is a large swallowtail butter fly which has many subspecies around here in Sumatra Indonesia.The wingspan is about 130 mm. The color is black especially at the veins. The black color at the interspaces are surrounded with white. The base of hind wings are black and becoming white to the margin. Two rows of ocelli are marked at the white part of hind wings with the bigger ocelli located near the margin. The dorsum has yellow color.

This butterfly is from the family of Papilionidae under genus of Papilio.

Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Superfamily : Papilionoidea
Family : Papilionidae
Genus : Papilio
Species : P. memnon
Binomial name : Papilio memnon (Linnaeus, 1758)


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