Papilio polytes

Papilio polytes Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Mormon
Family- Papilionidae

Adult


Male, form romulus. Satchari National Park, Habiganj. 29-10-2013


Female, form stichius. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 26-12-2013.


Female, form stichius. Belgachi, Chuadanga. 10-07-2015.


Female, form romulus. Rajbon Bihar, Rangamati. 08-06-2015.


Female, form romulus. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 26-03-2016


Female, form stichius. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 11-07-2015.


Male, form romulus. Shitakunda Eco Park, Chittagong. 29-05-2015.


Male, form romulus. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 03-12-2015


Status: Very Common. Habit and Habitat: Plainland, homested vegetation to forest. Commonly seen uptaking nectar from flowers near human habitation and garden. Local Distribution: Found all over the country. Range: Southeast Asia including China, Japan Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.


Early Stage: Egg


Newly laied egg. Buzrukgargori, Chuadanga. 10-02-2016.


Matured egg. Buzrukgargori, Chuadanga. 12-02-2016.


Matured egg. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 19-01-2016

Early Stage: Larval instars



5th instar larva. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 18-07-2016.


5th instar larvae. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 22-10-2015.


Pre-pupal stage. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 24-10-2015.
 

Early Stage: Pupae


Pupae, green form. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 12-10-2015

Larval Host Plants 



Citrus sp. Leaves. Belgachi, Chuadanga. 22-10-2015


Citrus sp. Flowers. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 21-12-2015.


Citrus sp.: fruits. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 22-10-2015.



Citrus aurantifolia: fruit. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 22-10-2015.


Citrus aurantifolia: Egg on young leaf. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 22-10-2015.



Aegle marmelos: Fruit. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 27-10-2015.



Glycosmis pentaphylla: 5th intar larva on the upper side of a leaf (Left). Flowers (Right). Buzrukgargori, Chuadanga. 27-10-2015. 



Limonia acidissima: flower. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 08-03-2016.


Ravenia spectabilis: flower with leaves. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 13-06-2016.


Clausena heptaphylla: mature leaves. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 07-04-2016.


Clausena heptaphylla: mature leaves. Belgachi Railgate Para, Chuadanga. 07-04-2016.


Photos and Texts: Tahsinur Rahman Shihan