These are some selected articles outlining the history of research on the butterfly Papilio dardanus:

  1. Thompson, M. J., Vane-Wright, R. I., Timmermans, M. J. T. N. (2011). Hybrid Origins: DNA techniques confirm that Papilio nandina is a species hybrid (Papilionidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 65(3): 199-201
  2. Clark, R. & Vogler, A. P. (2009). A phylogenetic framework for wing pattern evolution in the mimetic Mocker Swallowtail Papilio dardanus. Molecular Ecology 18: 3872-84
  3. Clark, R., Brown, S. M., Collins, S. C., Jiggins, C. D., Heckel, D. G., Vogler, A. P. (2008). Colour pattern specification in the Mocker swallowtail Papilio dardanus : the transcription factor invected is a candidate for the mimicry locus H.Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275:1181-88
  4. Cieslak, A., Vogler, A. P., Lafranchi-Tristem, N., Dunn, M. J., Westbrook, J. A. (2007). Investigation of hormone activity in butterfly imaginal wing discs by protein expression pattern changes. Electrophoresis 28(4):535-44
  5. Nijhout, H. F. (2003). Polymorphic mimicry in Papilio dardanus: mosaic dominance, big effects, and origins. Evolution & development 5(6):579-92
  6. Cohen, A. (2002). Roland Trimen and the ‘Merope’ harem. Notes and Records of the Royal Society 56(2): 205-18
  7. Sekimura, T., Madzvamuse, A., Wathen, A. J., Maini, P. K. (2000). A model for colour pattern formation in the butterfly wing of Papilio dardanusProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 267:851-9
  8. Vane-Wright, R. I., Raheem, D. C., Cieslak, A., Vogler, A. P. (1999). Evolution of the mimetic African swallowtail butterfly Papilio dardanus: molecular data confirm relationships with P. phorcas and P. constantinusBiological Journal of the Linnean Society 66: 215-29
  9. Clarke, C. A., Clarke, F. M. M., Gordon, I. J. (1995). Mimicry and Other Controversial Topics in East African Lepidoptera. Journal of the East African Natural History Society 84: 3-18
  10. Cook, S. E., Vernon, J. G., Bateson, M., Guilford, T. (1994). Mate choice in the polymorphic African swallowtail butterfly, Papilio dardanus: male-like females may avoid sexual harassment. Animal Behaviour 47: 389-97
  11. Ford, E. B. (1964). Ecological Genetics Metheuen & Co., London
  12. Clarke, C. A. & Sheppard, P. M. (1963). Interactions between major genes and polygenes in the determination of the mimetic patterns of Papilio dardanusEvolution 17(4): 404-13
  13. Clarke, C. A. & Sheppard, P. M. (1962). The genetics of Papilio dardanus, Brown. IV. Data on race ochracea, race flavicornis, and further information on races polytrophus and dardanusGenetics 47: 909-20
  14. Clarke, C. A. & Sheppard, P. M. (1962). Disruptive selection and its effect on a metrical character in the butterfly Papilio dardanusEvolution 16(2): 214-26
  15. Clarke, C. A. & Sheppard, P. M. (1960). The genetics of Papilio dardanus, Brown. III. Race antinorii from Abyssinia and race meriones from Madagascar. Genetics 45(4): 683-698
  16. Clarke, C. A. & Sheppard, P. M. (1960). The genetics of Papilio dardanus, Brown. II. Races dardanuspolytrophusmeseres, and tibullusGenetics 45(4): 439-57
  17. Clarke, C. A. & Sheppard, P. M. (1960). The evolution of mimicry in the butterfly Papilio dardanusHeredity 14: 163-73
  18. Clarke, C. A. & Sheppard, P. M. (1959). The Genetics of Papilio dardanus, Brown. I. Race cenea from South Africa. Genetics 44(6): 1347-58
  19. Clarke, C. A. & Sheppard, P. M. (1959). The genetics of some mimetic forms of Papilio dardanus, Brown, and Papilio glaucus, Linn. Journal of Genetics 56(2): 236-259
  20. Ford, E. B. (1936). The genetics of Papilio dardanus, Brown (Lep.). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society, London 85(19): 435-66
  21. Poulton, E. B. (1924). Papilio dardanus: the most interesting butterfly in the world. Journal of the East African Natural History Society 20: 4-22