Papilio lowi

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Great yellow Mormon
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Dorsal view of female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Rhopalocera
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Tribe: Papilionini
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. lowi
Binomial name
Papilio lowi
Druce, 1873
  • Papilio lowii Rothschild, 1895[1]
  • Menelaides memnon lowii Page & Treadaway, 2003[1]

Papilio lowi, the great yellow Mormon or Asian swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in Borneo, Indonesia, and the Philippines (Palawan, Balabao).[2]

Wingspan: 107–126 mm (4.2–5.0 in)

Larvae feed on citrus plants. Adults nectar on various flowers.

Adults of P. lowi, much like other Mormons, mimic the inedible red-bodied swallowtails.

It is named after British colonial administrator and naturalist Sir Hugh Low.[3] [4]


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