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Crimson Rose

Atrophaneura hector

Description:

Crimson Rose (Atrophaneura hector) is a large swallowtail butterfly belonging to the subgenus Pachliopta (Roses) of the Red-bodied Swallowtails (genus Atrophaneura).

Notes:

This is usually a very common butterfly in my garden, but this is the first one I have spotted since returning. Today I saw another one.

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10 Comments

LanaSutton
LanaSutton 8 years ago

spectacular

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Leana...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Perfect...

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

@ iGo Sugiarto. It's the only butterfly I have seen with a red body.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Yuko...

It's beautiful Pamsai!

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 8 years ago

Red body is rare!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

This is stunning!

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Maria...

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

A beauty!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Dec 8, 2012
Submitted on Dec 9, 2012

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