Great Mormon


  • Common Name : Great Mormon
  • Scientific Name : Princeps memnon (Linnaeus)
  • Wingspan : 120-150mm
  • Colour : Male black with blue scaling; It has as many as four male and nine female forms.
  • Habit : This butterfly is found in forest clearings. It is fond of visiting flowers of Poinsettia, Jasminum, Lantana, Canna and Salvia. It usually flies 2 to 4 meters above the ground. The butterfly is known to mud-puddle. The males are much commoner than females.
  • Larval Host Plants : Citrus sp., Fortunella sp., Paramignya scandens
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal