The Common Mime, Chilasa clytia
Both males and females have a velvety white and black striped wing. The ventral side of the hindwings has a row of large yellow spots. The abdomen is also black and white striped.
Common Mimes are common throughout Southeast Asia and are found at lower elevations.
The Common Mime is not itself distateful to predators, but it is protected from predators because it mimics another chemically protected butterfly, the Common Indian Crow (Euploea core).Click here to go back to Butterflies Main Page >