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Crimson
Rose

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Crimson Rose

Pachliopta hector

Crimson Rose is a large swallowtail butterfly. It is found in India and Sri Lanka and possibly the coast of western Myanmar.

Male 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.

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Regional Names
  • Malayalam:
    ചക്കരശലഭം
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Taxanomy

LEPIDOPTERA
PAPILIONIDAE
Pachliopta hector

Quick Facts
  • This butterfly is a migratory species. During the peak of its season, several thousands of these can be found congregating and then they begin migrating to other areas.
  • The caterpillars are known to display cannibalistic behavior.
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