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Papilio dardanus (Mocker swallowtail)


Wikipedia Abstract

Papilio dardanus, the African swallowtail, mocker swallowtail or flying handkerchief, is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae (the swallowtails). The species is broadly distributed throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The British entomologist E. B. Poulton described it as "the most interesting butterfly in the world".
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Wing Span [1]  3.15 inches (.08 m)

Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[2]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[3]
Toddalia asiatica (orange climber)[2]
Vepris natalensis (Bastard White Ironwood)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Papilio demodocus (Esper citrus swallowtail)1
Papilio nireus (Narrow blue-banded swallowtail)1
Phyllocnistis citrella (Citrus leafminer)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dierenpark Emmen



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Borghesio, L., & Wagura, L. The Common Butterflies of the Mathews Range, Cheli & Peacock Community Trust
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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