Papilio polymnestor Cramer, 1775 - Blue Mormon

Subspecies in India

(1) Papilio polymnestor polymnestor Cramer, 1775 – Indian Blue Mormon

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1121421
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1215
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka32144324141894
Kerala513114516212094
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11166
Maharashtra179147133067473815
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu222122
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal232115142
Total1212271223172349105998227
Garcinia xanthochymus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Clusiaceae). Atalantia racemosa (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Atalantia wightii (Kunte 2006), Citrus maxima (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus limon (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Glycosmis pentaphylla (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Murraya koenigii (Robinson et al. 2010), Paramignya monophylla (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rutaceae).
 
Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Saji, K., H. Ogale, R. Lovalekar, R. Das, T. Bhagwat, F. Khan, M. Konwar, J. A. Jacob, and N. Kawthankar 2022. Papilio polymnestor Cramer, 1775 – Blue Mormon. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/papilio-polymnestor, accessed 2022/12/01.