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Papilio polytes (Common Mormon) is a species of butterflies in the family swallowtail butterflies. They are native to the Palearctic and Asia. They visit flowers of Ixora chinensis, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Tropical Milkweed, and Crossandra infundibuliformis. They are diurnal herbivores. They have parental care (paternal care and female provides care). They rely on flight and gliding to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000369
  • Definition: Behavior related to the expansion lateral surface of the body with the intention of increasing the wind resistance against the body and hence reducing the speed of falling.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common mormon. View this species on GBIF