The Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) FEMALE - TaxidermyArtistry
The Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) FEMALE - TaxidermyArtistry
The Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) FEMALE - TaxidermyArtistry
The Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) FEMALE - TaxidermyArtistry
The Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) FEMALE - TaxidermyArtistry
The Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) FEMALE - TaxidermyArtistry
The Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) FEMALE - TaxidermyArtistry

The Great Mormon Butterfly (Papilio memnon) FEMALE

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Scientifically known as Papilio memnon, the great Mormon, is a large butterfly native to southern Asia that belongs to the swallowtail family. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies. It has four male and many female forms, the females being highly polymorphic and many of them being mimics of unpalatable butterflies.
Common form of the female denotes tailless, upperside forewing ground colour sepia, streaked with greyish white. The basal third part of the cell is red and is touched outwardly with white. Upper hindwing is blue black. It has five to seven yellow or white discal patches.

This species is common and not threatened. The cultivation of citrus all over Southern Asia provides an abundance of food plants.

Papilio memnon comes ready for display - it is expertly preserved so you can keep it looking as beautiful as when you first received it for years to come. Please handle with care as preserved specimens can be very fragile.

This gorgeous specimen is an excellent piece for any collector/photographer.

Latin Name: Papilio memnon

Quality: A1

Sex: F

Approx. size: 120 to 150 millimetres (4.7 to 5.9 in) wingspan

Distribution: southern Asia.

Please note:

Photograph size does not indicate the insects' actual size, and colour may vary slightly due to photographic equipment lighting.

Due to the nature of this item, the specimen which you will receive may differ slightly.


More species available in store!

Where do we source our specimens?

Our specimens are responsibly sourced from sustainable farming projects and never taken from the wild. Your purchase supports the conservation of wildlife habitats for farmed insects in developing countries. We are committed to ethical sourcing and do not offer any species that are endangered or listed on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) list.
These species are not protected under any law and are not part of CITES, it is perfectly legal to own this taxidermy specimen.
Sourced in accordance within the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

At TaxidermyArtistry, we specialize in custom mounting projects and are proud to offer our services to those seeking unique and personalized displays. We use the highest quality materials and techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces that preserve the beauty and intricacies of the natural world.

We have a wealth of experience collaborating with a diverse range of clients, including studios, photographers, and professionals, to bring their projects to life, whether you're looking to commission a piece for personal or professional use, we would be honoured to bring your vision to life. If you are interested in a commission project, please message us.

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