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ANIMAL UPDATES
BUTTERFLIES

Mocker Swallowtail

Papilio dardanus

ON EXHIBIT:  The Butterfly Garden in Ocean Journey

Mocker Swallowtail

FUN FACTS
The males have only one color form but the females can mimic several different species of butterflies. The females may or may not have swallowtails.



Fan Photo

Butterfly by rosskirby
Photo by rosskirby

About This Animal

SIZE: 4 ½ inch wingspan

RANGE: Africa

HABITAT: Forest

DIET:  Nectar