Papilio dardanus (Female form = hippocoon)
Papilio dardanus (the African Swallowtail, Mocker Swallowtail or Flying Handkerchief), is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae (the Swallowtails). The species is broadly distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The British entomologist E. B. Poulton described it as "the most interesting butterfly in the world".
This series of butterflies were spotted in a Butterfly Pavilion in Denver, Colorado, USA.
spotting with open wings: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/138...