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Papilio polytes (Common mormon swallowtail)

Synonyms: Menelaides polytes rubeus; Menelaides polytes steffi; Papilio alphenor var. thesalphenor; Papilio obscurus; Papilio pammon; Papilio pammon var. borealis; Papilio polytes f. cyroides; Papilio polytes f. rubida; Papilio polytes falcidius; Papilio polytes flavolineatus; Papilio polytes messius; Papilio polytes neomelanides; Papilio polytes nicomachus; Papilio polytes pasikrates; Papilio polytes passienus; Papilio polytes polycles; Papilio polytes vigellius; Papilio romulus; Papilio sakontala

Wikipedia Abstract

Papilio sakontala is a species of swallowtail butterfly from the genus Papilio that is found in India.
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Wing Span [1]  3.7 inches (.095 m)

Prey / Diet

Aegle marmelos (Indian bael)[2]
Atalantia monophylla[3]
Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[2]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[2]
Citrus grandis (shaddock)[2]
Citrus hystrix (kaffir lime)[3]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[2]
Citrus limon (lemon)[2]
Citrus medica (citron)[2]
Citrus microcarpa (round kumquat)[2]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[3]
Clausena excavata[3]
Clausena lansium (wampi)[2]
Glycosmis cochinchinensis[3]
Glycosmis pentaphylla[1]
Micromelum minutum[3]
Murraya koenigii (curryleaftree)[3]
Murraya paniculata (Chinese box)[3]
Paramignya andamanica[3]
Toddalia asiatica (orange climber)[3]
Triphasia trifolia (lime berry)[3]
Zanthoxylum armatum (Bamboo-Leaf Prickly Ash)[3]
Zanthoxylum avicennae[3]
Zanthoxylum nitidum[3]
Zanthoxylum ovalifolium[3]
Zanthoxylum rhetsa[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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


Brunei; Laos; Pakistan; 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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