Papilio polytes (Common Mormon, Kleiner Mormon, Mormon Commun)

Papilio polytes, also called Common Mormon or Kleiner Mormon is a beautiful butterfly from Australasia & Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 10.0 cm the Common Mormon is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with white and red spots. Hind wings have short tails.


Ecozone

The Common Mormon (Papilio polytes) is from Palaearctic (Asia) and Australasia & Indomalaya (Australia), but its biggest distribution is in Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).

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