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Butterfly on ixora
The early bloomer
9.243.365 Common Mormon
The Common Mormon (Papilio polytes) is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia.
This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible red-bodied swallowtails, such as the common rose and the crimson rose. (Wiki) Here is one such display. Take a look at the male here.