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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
The great Yellow Mormon is a large butterfly native to southern Asia that belongs to the swallowtail family. It is widely distributed and has thirteen subspecies.
The Great Yellow Mormon is sexually dimorphic, which means the males and females look different from each other. The females are also polymorphic with mimetic forms, which means there is also variation in the way the females look. (There are 26 morphs of the female mormon).
* There are thirteen known sub-species of the Great Yellow Mormon butterfly.
Avg. Wingspan: 107 - 126 mm / 4.7 - 5.9 "
Diet: caterpillars feed on plants in the Citrus family
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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