mocker swallowtail underside mimiking a leaf

Dead leaf mimic. In stark contrast to the upper side, the underside of the male dardanus mimics a dead leaf. Note the bent back antennae tips which are common in the swallowtails and their relatives.

Name: Mocker Swallowtail - male

Latin: Papilio dardanus

Family: Papilionidae

Origin: Africa

Food plant: Citrus Family

The Mocker Swallowtail is a superb example of mimicry