To raise the public understanding of evolutionary theory and the mimicry concept. Papilio dardanus suits this aim very well.
To support our own experiments and stimulate scientific research on this intriguing species.
We perform our research in Alfried Vogler's lab at the NHM in London. Blanca Huertas and NHM collections management have been of great help. Flavia Toloni databased all collection specimen and James Fage helped with the digitisation.