Photo: Common Mormon

A detailed picture of the wings of a Common Mormon Butterfly as he rests on a leaf at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

More photo information

Common Mormon
Photo of the brightly colored markings on the Common Mormon Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Victoria, Canada.

Pictures from photo gallery: "Butterfly Pictures"

A close up of this Common Mormon Butterfly lets one see the brightly colored markings and contours in detail of the wings of this species of butterfly. As the butterflies flutter around you in the Victoria Butterfly Gardens, one Common Mormon decides to take a breather. As he perches atop a leaf, it gave us the perfect opportunity for this close up.Female Common Mormons are more colorful than the males as they have crimson on their hindwings whereas males have only white bands. Not only are the females prettier, they are usually larger than the males when fully grown. The wingspan of the Common Mormon Butterfly can be up to four inches and as adults they prefer to feed on flower nectar.The Common Mormon is not in the least bit threatened and it is one of the butterflies that can be seen regularly while in its own range of Southeast Asia. For those who many never reach those areas, the Victoria Butterfly Gardens is the next best place to see a Common Mormon Butterfly.Here you can stroll through and view hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a tropical area with a mixture of over fifty species. Seeing the colors and beauty of a butterfly this close is just the beginning to the journey of a butterfly's life at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens on Vancouver Island.Common Mormon, Papilio polytes, Butterfly, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America

Make sure to see all our great butterfly pictures and photos.

This picture is part of the photo album "Butterfly Pictures" - there are more beautiful images waiting for you.

Technical Information for this photo:

I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.

Common Mormon
Scientific Name:
Rolf Hicker Photography
Picture ID:

Quicklinks to photo galleries "pictures of..."

Back to top of photo page.

Vancouver Island
British Columbia

Visit Rolf Hicker at his Bed & Breakfast and join his
photo tours on Vancouver Island, photograph grizzly bears, killer whales, humpback whales, dolphins
and other wildlife

Lightbox Login

Rolf Hicker Facebook Rolf Hicker Googleplus
Pictures of...Popular
Pictures of... Countries
Pictures of... Animals
Pictures of... Themes

Copyright © 2015 - Animal, Nature & Travel Stock Photography / All rights reserved - Common Mormon - Unauthorized use of any images or footage from this site is prohibited by international copyright laws. Privacy Policy: privacy policies