common mime is a tail-less swallowtail. It has two forms clytia which mimics the Common Indian Crow and the form dissimilis which mimics the Blue Tiger.
Common mime is usually found in the hilly regions. It mainly feeds from flowers of shrubs and small trees. Males engage in mud puddling.
Caterpillar of common mime is velvety black or dark green rests on upper side of leafs.
Pupa resembles a dead twig about an inch long, broken off irregularly at the tip.
Larval Host Plants
Plants of family Lauraceae