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Mocker Swallowtail

Papilio dardanus cenea


Wingspan: male 80-100mm, female 90-110. Sexes dimorphic.


Forest edges, parks and gardens. Distribution: Many sspp. in tropical Africa. Common, widespread. Afromontane Forest, along coast from W Cape (George, Knysna) and mountian chain, into Lowland Forest of ECape and Kwazulu-Natal, Riverine and montane forests.


Flight period: Year-round in northen areas; abceent from southern forests in winter. Larval food: Xymalos monospara, Oricia swynnertonii. Teclea natalensis, T. nobilis, Clausena anisata, Vepris lancelata and Toddalia asiatica

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1 Comment

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 9 years ago

Nice Spotting Nielen!!

Neilen Joyce
Spotted by
Neilen Joyce

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 18, 2013
Submitted on Feb 18, 2013

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