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The Crimson Rose

Pachliopta hector


The Crimson Rose is a large swallowtail butterfly belonging to the genus Pachliopta of the red-bodied swallowtails


ale Upperside black. Fore wing with a broad white interrupted band from the subcostal nervure opposite the origin of veins 10 and 11, extended obliquely to the tornus, and a second short pre-apical similar band; both bands composed of detached irregularly indented broad streaks in the interspaces. Hind wing with a diseal posteriorly strongly curved series of seven crimson spots followed by a subterminal series of crimson lunules. Cilia black alternated with white. Underside: fore whig dull brownish black, hind wing black; markings as on the npporsido, but the crimson spots and crescentic markings on the hind wing larger. Antennae, thorax and abdomen abovo at base, black; head and rest of the abdomen bright crimson; beneath: iho palpi, the sides of the thorax and abdomen crimson.

1 Comment

PramodCL 5 years ago

DanielePralong, Thanx for the ID help

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jan 31, 2015
Submitted on Feb 23, 2015

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