Papilio polytes romulus
English : Common mormon
French : Mormon commun
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Papilionidae
Notes : Up to 25 other subspecies known.
The species reaches a wingspan up to 10 cm. Black body with white dots on cephalothorax. Black wings, males have rows of white dots on wing edges and row of white blotches on middle of hindwings, females have red spots on edges.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from India to Malaysia. Species found from India and Sri Lanka to south China, Taiwan, Philippines and eastern Indonesia. Lives in open woodlands, plantations and urban gardens.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species has a huge range, is considered common to abundant and is very adaptable. Possibly threatened on small islands.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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