Mocker Swalowtail Papilio dardaus

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

Name: Mocker Swallowtail

Latin: Papilio dardanus

Family: Papilionidae

Origin: S. & E. Africa

Food plant:Citrus Family

The Mocker Swallowtail is a superb example of mimicry