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Papilio memnon (Great mormon swallowtail)

Synonyms: Papilio agenor; Papilio androgeos; Papilio angustus; Papilio laomedon; Papilio memnon clathratus; Papilio memnon f. yunnanensis; Papilio memnon heronus; Papilio memnon imperiosus; Papilio memnon memnoides; Papilio memnon perlucidus; Papilio memnon pryeri; Papilio memnon subclathratus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Great Mormon (Papilio memnon) is a large butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family and is found in southern Asia. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. The female is polymorphic and with mimetic forms.
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Wing Span [1]  5 inches (.135 m)

Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[2]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[2]
Citrus grandis (shaddock)[2]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[2]
Citrus junos (yuzu)[3]
Citrus medica (citron)[2]
Citrus microcarpa (round kumquat)[2]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[2]
Citrus trifoliata (hardy orange)[2]
Magnolia elegans[2]
Paramignya scandens[3]
Toddalia asiatica (orange climber)[3]
Zanthoxylum capense (Small Knobwood)[3]
Zanthoxylum nitidum[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Delias pasithoe (Red-base Jezebel)1
Papilio demolion (Banded swallowtail)1
Papilio helenus (Red helen swallowtail)4
Papilio protenor (Tiger swallowtail)3
Phyllocnistis citrella (Citrus leafminer)6

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dierenpark Emmen
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC


Brunei; Laos; Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam;



Attributes / relations provided by 1PRESENT STATUS OF SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES IN GARBHANGA RESERVE FOREST, ASSAM, INDIA, K.K. Barua, D. Kakati and J. Kalita, ZOOS' PRINT JOURNAL 19(4): 1439-1441 (2004) 2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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