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Scarlet Mormon Butterfly

Posted on July 01, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

Scarlet Mormon Butterfly

 

Common Name: Scarlet Mormon

Scientific Name: Papilio Rumanzovia

Wingspan: 120-140mm

Location: Philippines to southern Taiwan

 

The Scarlet Mormon or Red Mormon (Papilio rumanzovia) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. The species was named by Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz after Nicholas Rumanzow, Chancellor of the Russian Empire. It has traditionally been regarded as a species of its own rather than a subspecies of Papilio deiphobus;the former treatment is still preferred by some. The male strongly resembles the male Papilio ascalaphus, but lacks the tail at the bottom wing. In contrast, the female has distinct red markings on the wings. The larvae feed on Citrus species.

 

Scarlet Mormon Butterfly

 

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