Papilio mayo (Andaman Mormon)

Papilio mayo, also called Andaman Mormon is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1873 by Atkinson. The wingspan is about 11 – 12 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Papilio mayo is black. A broad cyan band dominates the hind wing.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Papilio mayo (Andaman Mormon) (male). Papilio mayo is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

The fore wings are black.
The underside of Papilio mayo is dark-brown. At the edge there are many brown stripes. Next to the body there is a red spot.

The hind wings of Papilio mayo are black. The edge is wavy. A broad cyan band dominates the wing.
The underside is black. Next to the body there are two red spots. In the middle of the wing there is a fine band of red and blue scales. At the inner edge there are two red eyes.

The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax is black. The head is black.

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Distribution

Papilio mayo is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly on the Andaman Island.


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Larval food

Rutaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1873 by Atkinson. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Papilio ascalaphus Boisduval 1836

Papilio memnon Linnaeus 1758 (Great Mormon)

Papilio polymnestor Cramer 1775 (Blue Mormon)


Scientific name

Papilio mayo Atkinson 1873


Other names

Andaman Mormon


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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