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

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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!

achates
agenor
batesian
distantianus
female butterfly
flying
great mormon
green
insect
leaves
mimicry
papilio memnon
polymorphic
wildlife
November 3, 2005

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.