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common Mormon (Papilio polytes)


common Mormon (Papilio polytes)
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Copyright: Praveen G Nair (praveengnair) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 14] (221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-10
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-22 23:15
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The common Mormon (Papilio polytes) 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, such as the common rose and the crimson rose.

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