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Papilio polytes Linnaeus, 1758

Имаго  Papilio polytes


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

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) polytes Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio walkeri = Papilio depicta = Papilio ocha = Papilio abdulasizia = Papilio astyanax = Papilio chalcas = Papilio walkeri = Papilio polytes passienus Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio polytes falcidius Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio hector de Haan, 1840 = Menelaides polytes = Papilio (Menelaides) polytes = Papilio polytes polytes = Papilio pammon Linnaeus 1758 = Papilio romulus Cramer, [1775 = Papilio obscurus Chou; Yuan; Wang, 2000 = Papilio sakontala Hewitson 1852 = Papilio polytes pasikrates Fruhstorfer 1908 = Papilio nicanor caninor Strand, 1914 = Papilio polytes rubida Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio polytes cyroides Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio polytes neomelanides Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio polytes messius Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio polytes vigellius Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio polytes nicomachus Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio polytes falcidius Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio polytes passienus Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Papilio alphenor thesalphenor Staudinger, 1895 = Papilio polytes flavolineatus Chou; Yuan; Wang, 2000 = Papilio pammon borealis Felder & Felder, 1862 = Menelaides polytes steffi Page & Treadaway, 2003 = Menelaides polytes rubeus Page & Treadaway, 2011 = Papilio polytes polycles Fruhstorfer , 1903. [9, 85, 187, PC]

Common Mormon.



This species marks on the maps: 3.

Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Red, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Самка  Papilio polytes

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Papilio walkeri; Papilio depicta; Papilio ocha; Papilio abdulasizia; Papilio astyanax; Papilio chalcas; Papilio walkeri. [PC81].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Papilio polytes romulus Cramer, 1775; wingspan 70-85 mm. Male, UP is black with a series of small white marginal spots on both wings, HW with a series of long white discal band. The female f. polytes Linnaeus, 1758, mimics P. aristolochiae, but differs in having discal spot in spaces 1b pinkish, which is white in the latter. The other black female form, f. cyrus Fabricius, 1793 mimics its male, usually occurs in the penincular Thailand. It differs from the male in having more elongate FW and tails, UpH a faint red tornal spot in space 1b is more prominent, may be absent in the male. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

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

Subspecies of Papilio polytes


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