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Mocker Swallowtail

Papilio dardanus


The Mocker Swallowtail, also known as the Flying Handkerchief is found across most of sub-Saharan Africa, including Madagascar.


Seen at the edge of the forest beside a dirt road leading to the lodge in Mabira tropical forest, central Uganda. South of the main road.


Mabira Forest is the only large remaining tract of tropical jungle in central Uganda. A huge sugar cane plantation is ever encroaching on the forest, trying to take it over, and the people are fighting to retain it.

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Spotted on Jul 20, 2014
Submitted on Jul 27, 2014

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