Papilio dardanus
Mocker Swallowtail or Flying Handkerchief
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Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Locations: Minziro Forest, Darakuta Ranch, Sandawe, Arusha NP, Matema, Udzungwa NP, Uganda & Lake Jipe
The 3rd row photo is courtesy of Martin Grimm; 4th row, courtesy of Karine van der Vurst
The 11th row photo is a female P. dardanus mimic of H. anthedon; the  top and the 10th & 11th row photos are courtesy of John & Jane Woolmer.

The bottom photo is a P. dardanus female mimic of Tirumala formosa (Aursha NP, 11-07).
To read more about female P. dardanus mimicry, click here.

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All unattributed butterfly images on this website are:
copyright © 2013-24 Trude Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
John & Jane Woolmer, Martin Grimm, Karine van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 5-11-24