Papilio dardanus (African Swallowtail, Mocker Swallowtail, Afrikanischer Schwalbenschwanz)

Papilio dardanus, also called African Swallowtail, Mocker Swallowtail or Afrikanischer Schwalbenschwanz is a extremely variable butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1776 by Brown. The wingspan is about 10.0 – 12.0 cm. The African Swallowtail is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The male is white with black spots on wings. Hind wings have long tails. It is a master of batesian mimicry.

Ecozone

The African Swallowtail, Papilio dardanus is from Afrotropic (Africa) and Palaearctic (Europe), but its biggest distribution is in Africa.


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