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Common Name : Great Mormon
Bengali Name :


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Scientific Name : Princeps memnon (Linnaeus)
Family : PAPILIONIDAE
Wingspan : 120 - 150 mm
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
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