Papilio memnon

Great Mormon

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Papilionidae”
Sub Family: “Papilioninae”
Estimated Lifespan 14 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 5302
First Flown On: 10/14/02
Last Flown On: 12/01/23

Species Range:

  • “Asia”

Host plants:

  • Citrus
  • Fortunella japonica

Food Source

The adult butterfly nectars from various flowers and can also be seen puddling in moist areas.


This butterfly is found in forest clearings.

Life history

After mating the female lays individual eggs on the leaves of the host plant. The caterpillar feeds on the host plant until it forms its chrysalis.


In their range there are multiple generations making it possible to find adults year round.

Fun Facts

The Great Mormon is a sexually dimorphic species, meaning the males and females look different.