Monday, May 6, 2013

The Great Mormon, Papilio (Princeps) memnon agenor (L.)

This large butterfly is a regular in villages as well as  jungle paths and forested patches. It can be seen throughout the year and especially abundant in the warmer months of March-April-May. Males were seen congregating with other species of butterflies on moist spots in the afternoon. The females display polymorphism whereby they take on the forms of other poisonous butterflies for protection.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN
x

 x
 x
 x
 x
 x
 x
 x



Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
S
S
H
S
S
S



2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct



SSSSSSSSS
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
S
S
S
S
S
S
S








These photos are all taken  from March - April 2013.



Above three photos of the Great Mormon puddling in small groups (up to six!), which is not a common occurence. 24 May 2013 @ 13:09

13 June 2013 @ 13:49

 20 April 2014 @ 12:51

12:54

a male with rather pale markings on the underside: 08 June 2014 @ 12:43

14 Feb 2015 @ 12:41




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Female form butlerianus (Rothschild). 
The white patch on the forewing is is situated on the tornal area, ressembling an oversized Atrophaneura varuna female.

2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec


 S3









S4 


2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec



















Above photos 31 Jan 2015 @ 10:54 - 11:02


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Female form esperi (Butler)

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN






 x
 x




Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)

2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec






 S2






2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec













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