Papilio dardanus cenea - Mocker swallowtail

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Papilio dardanus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba.

Species details:

Note: Photo shows the male; females are strikingly different, often mimicking Danaus chrysippus or Amauris spp.
Distribution: Locally common in forested areas from Knysna in S Africa to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
MonimiaceaeXymalos monospora (Food plant)
RutaceaeCitrus limon (Food plant)
RutaceaeClausena anisata (Food plant)
RutaceaeOricia bachmannii (Food plant)
RutaceaeTeclea nobilis (Food plant)
RutaceaeToddalia asiatica (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio dardanus cenea.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400180, retrieved 12 December 2017

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