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Papilio memnon Linnaeus, 1758

Имаго  Papilio memnon


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Papilionini genus Papilio subgenus Princeps → species Papilio memnon

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) memnon Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio lowi = Papilio memnon memnoides Fruhstorfer, 1903 = Menelaides memnon = Papilio (Menelaides) memnon = Papilio androgeos Cramer, [1776 = Papilio laomedon Cramer, [1775 = Papilio agenor Linnaeus 1758 = Papilio angustus Chou; Yuan; Wang, 2000 = Papilio memnon memnoides Fruhstorfer , 1903 = Papilio memnon perlucidus Fruhstorfer , 1903 = Papilio memnon clathratus Rothschild, 1896 = Papilio memnon yunnanensis Chou; Yuan; Wang, 2000 = Papilio memnon subclathratus Fruhstorfer , 1903 = Papilio memnon imperiosus Fruhstorfer, 1907 = Papilio memnon sericatus Fruhstorfer, 1899 = Papilio memnon heronus Fruhstorfer, 1902 = Papilio memnon pryeri Rothschild, 1895.

Great Mormon


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Red, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самка  Papilio memnon

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Papilio lowi. [0]. Dmitriy Pozhogin.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Papilio memnon agenor Linnaeus, 1758: wingspan 1110-135 mm. Male is black and tailess. Female is polymorphic forms some with a tail some without tail. Those are as follows:
    -female f. agenor Linnaeus, 1758
    -female f. butlerianus Rothschild, 1895
    -female f. esperi Buler, 1879
    -female f. rhetenorina Jordan, 1909
    -female f. distantianus Rothschild, 1895
    -female f. alcanor Cramer, 1777 [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Larva food plants

  • Aegle marmelo, Atalantia monophylla, Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus hystrix, Citrus maxima, Citrus medica, Citrus reticulata, Clausena harmandiana, Glycosmic pentaphylla, Murraya koenigii, Toddalia asiatica, Zanthoxylum nitidum, Zanthoxylum limonella. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Papilio memnon


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgenie Bezgrebelnyj, Ianthe Marie Benliro.

Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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