|Dragon Swallowtail, Sericinus
montela () The larvae of S.
montela feed on Aristolochia
contorta (Aristolochiaceae) in
the wild, and on A. debilis and A.
clematitis under lab conditions. Range:
China, North and South
Korea (Ackery, 1975), Vladivostok, Amur, Ussuri (Tuzov
et al., 1997). It has been recently introduced to
Japan (Kumon, 2005. Similar
species from Europe: Southern
festoon. Link to
Tree of Life web
Paris Peacock, Papilio
paris (Linnaeus, 1758) The Himalayas
from Kumaon to Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan; the
hills of Assam, Burma and Tenasserim, extending
to China, Siam and the Malay Peninsula. A common
insect in Sikkim, where it is found from the
Terai up to 5000 feet. It is rare in Burma and
Tenasserim. Link to Wikipendia.
Chinese Peacock, Papilio
bianor (Cramer, 1777) in contrast to Maacki
Peacock, this species has a single
generation flying in July-August. Host plant:
Range: SE. China to S. Korea, Japan,
Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.
Great Mormon, Papilio
(Linnaeus, 1758) is a large
butterfly with contrasting colors found in India
that belongs to the Swallowtail family.
A common butterfly, it is widely distributed and
has thirteen subspecies. The female is polymorphic and
with mimetic forms.
Range: North Eastern India (including Sikkim,
Assam and Nagaland), Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan(?),
Myanmar, Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (stragglers
only), western, southern and eastern China (including
Hainan), Taiwan and southern Japan, Ryukyu
Islands. Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Kampuchea,
eastern and peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia (
Sumatra, Mentawai Islands, Nias, Batu, Simeulue,
Bangka, Java, Kalimantan and the lesser Sunda
Islands (except Timor, Wetar, Babar and Tanimbar).
Common Mormon, Papilio
(Linnaeus, 1758) is a common
species of swallowtail butterfly widely
distributed across Asia. This butterfly is known
for the mimicry displayed
by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible Red-bodied
Swallowtails, such as the Common Rose and
the Crimson Rose. The webmaster have
seen this species in Chitwan National park in
Terai, Nepal back
in february 2000. Lars
5 october 2007