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Scarlet Mormon - Papilio rumanzovia by Lepidoptera
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Scarlet Mormon – Papilio rumanzovia

The Scarlet Mormon (Papilio rumanzovia) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found in the Philippines, but has been recorded as a vagrant to southern Taiwan. It is considered a subspecies of Papilio deiphobus by some authors.
The wingspan is 120–140 mm. The male strongly resembles the male Papilio ascalaphus, but lacks the tail at the bottom wing.
The larvae feed on Aristolochia species.
Source: Wikipedia


Featured in Gems Gone Unnoticed On December 3/2010

My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonabout 4 years ago

    I tried to get a shot of one of these……….this is stunning!!!

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    One of the best macros I have ever seen of a butterfly. Absolutely fabulous!!!

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

  • Hi Deborah, Thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group, glad you enjoy! So proud on it!

    – Lepidoptera

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraabout 4 years ago


    Thank you All so much for the kind comments & great support!

  • Kittycat10
    Kittycat10about 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL COLORS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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