Papilio rumanzovia

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Scarlet Mormon
Scarlet Mormon.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Tribe: Papilionini
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. rumanzovia
Binomial name
Papilio rumanzovia
Eschscholtz, 1821
Synonyms
  • Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia
  • Papilio krusensternia Eschscholtz, 1821
  • Iliades emalthion Hübner, [1821]
  • Papilio descombii Roger, 1826
  • Papilio emalthion var. semperinus Haase, 1893

The Scarlet Mormon or Red Mormon[1] (Papilio rumanzovia) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found in the Philippines[2] but has been recorded as a vagrant to southern Taiwan.

The species was named by Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz after Nicholas Rumanzow, Chancellor of the Russian Empire. It has traditionally been regarded as a species of its own rather than a subspecies of Papilio deiphobus;[1] the former treatment is still preferred by some.[2]

Papilio rumanzovia 2.jpg

The wingspan is 120–140 mm. The male strongly resembles the male Papilio ascalaphus, but lacks the tail at the bottom wing. In contrast, the female has distinct red markings on the wings.

The larvae feed on Citrus species.

Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia, mating

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Papilio deiphobus, funet.fi
  2. ^ a b Papilio rumanzovia, Lepindex card

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