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Common Mormon Swallowtail

Papilio polytes

Description:

Papilio polytes, the common Mormon, is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia. This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible red-bodied swallowtails.

Habitat:

Found On Curry Treein my Backyard

Notes:

Freshly emerged from pupa. image taken with mobile and macro lens

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drpadhiyar23
Spotted by
drpadhiyar23

Olpad, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Jun 14, 2021
Submitted on Jun 14, 2021

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