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Common mime

Papilio clytia


Worldwide, the Common Mime occurs in two morph-groups in both sexes.This form is velvety black with extensive white streaks and spots on the upperside. Underside is similar to the upperside with slightly larger white markings, and on the hindwing there is a row of conspicuous yellow marginal spots. Head, thorax and abdomen are black with prominent white spots. The butterfly mimics the distasteful Danainae species for protection against predators. When the adults visit flowering shrubs, their slow and graceful flight resemble those of the distasteful Blue Glassy Tiger and the Dark Glassy Tiger. The adults have the habit of puddling on wet grounds.

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Sew 8 years ago

Thank you D :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Nice series Sew!!

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Sri Lanka

Spotted on Apr 11, 2014
Submitted on Apr 11, 2014

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