Common Mormon

Papilio polytes

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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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  1. (c) Sek Keung Lo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/7411596@N08/3621354277
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_polytes

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