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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Papilionidae > Papilioninae > Papilionini > Papilio

Papilio polymnestor Cramer, 1775 – Blue Mormon

Subspecies in India:

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

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Papilionidae > Papilioninae > Papilionini > Papilio


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., H. Ogale, R. Lovalekar, R. Das, T. Bhagwat, F. Khan & M. Konwar. 2020. Papilio polymnestor Cramer, 1775 – Blue Mormon. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.75. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/580/Papilio-polymnestor
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