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Butterflies

Common
Mime

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Common Mime

Chilasa clytia

Tailless, occurs in two forms. Form clytia, rich velvety dark brown on upper side with cream markings. UPH is present with a central series of elongated arrowhead streaks, submarginal series of crescents and narrow yellow/white terminal spots. In form of dissimilis, upper ground color black with creamy white broad stripes. Both forms recognized by prominent yellow marginal spots on UNH.

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Regional Names
  • Malayalam:
    വഴന ശലഭം
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Taxanomy

LEPIDOPTERA
PAPILIONIDAE
Chilasa clytia

Quick Facts
  • It mimics Common Crow butterfly which is a distasteful and avoided by birds.
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