Papilio Dardanus Tibullus form Hippocoonides -Female
Papilio Dardanus Tibullus form Hippocoonides -Female -Kenya -(3.25 in wingspan).
The Common Name is "Mocker Swallowtail" or "Flying Handkerchief"(because the Male
will attack a handkerchief if you throw it in the air).
The Females(NOT the Males) are a Classic example of Polymorphic Batesian Mimicry.
That is, the Females have many different Forms or Morphs(i.e. Polymorphic).
Furthermore, these different Female Forms are all Batesian Mimics(i.e. palatable butterflies which Mimic unpalatable butterflies).
This Form(Hippocoonides) Mimics the unpalatable Amauris Niavius.