great mormon butterfly - flying - female (papilio memnon) - vietnam

Female Great Mormon butterfly (Papilio memnon - achates or agenor?), Vietnam.­

Papilio memnon is a polymorphic species in which the female can take different forms (and it has sexual dimorphism, i.­e.­ male and femal differ).­ This seems to be the female form the form distantianus.­

Taking a butterfly in flight is quite hard, really!

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Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.