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the Common mormon - Papilio polytes - Otters and Butterflies - Buckfastleigh, Devon - June 2019

the Common mormon - Papilio polytes - Otters and Butterflies - Buckfastleigh, Devon - June 2019

Papilio polytes, the common Mormon, 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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Photo taken @ T on 27 June 2019 (© Dis da fi we / Flickr)

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