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The Common Mormon is widely distributed across Asia. It is a jet black butterfly with row of white spots along the middle part of hindwing. 90–100 mm.

It is a dark-coloured swallow-tailed butterfly. The upper forewing has a series of white spots decreasing in size towards the apex. The upper hindwing has a complete discal band of elongated white spots. It may or may not have marginal red crescents. The males are generally smaller in size than the females but not always.


Common Mormon @ Dahanukar Colony, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra
Female Common Mormon UP
Male Common Mormon UN
Male Common Mormon UP
Caterpillar of Common Mormon