The Mimicry Patterns (Left) and Non-Mimetic Patterns (Right) of Papilio polytes (image) University of Chicago Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Caption Papilio polytes, an Asian swallowtail butterfly species also known as the Common Mormon, possesses distinctive mimicry patterns (left). The same species also has non-mimetic forms (right). A single gene, doublesex, controls these patterns. Credit University of Chicago, Marcus Kronforst Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.