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Mocker Swallowtail

Papilio dardanus

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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pamsai

Uganda

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

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