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"Papilio polytes, also called the Commom Mormon, is a common swallow-tail butterfly species 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."

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