Pachliopta hector (Crimson Rose)

Pachliopta hector, also called Crimson Rose is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 10 – 11 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Pachliopta hector is black. It has white and red spots on the wings.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Pachliopta hector (Crimson Rose) (male above / female below). Pachliopta hector is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).

Description

The fore wings are black. In the middle of the wing, there is a broken white band. Some white spots are at the wing-tip.
The underside of Pachliopta hector is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.

The hind wings of Pachliopta hector are black and they have tails. The edge is wavy. At the edge there are two chains of red spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But the red spots are bigger and brighter. 

The body (abdomen) and the head are red. The thorax is black. Some parts of the underside of thorax have red hairs. The underside of the head and the abdomen is red. 

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Distribution

Pachliopta hector (Crimson Rose) is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in India and Sri Lanka.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Aristolochiaceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1758 by Linnaeus. There are no subspecies.


Macro photos

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Pachliopta hector f (upside)
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer macro photograph of Pachliopta hector f (underside)

Here you can see some macro photos of Pachliopta hector.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Pachliopta hector Linnaeus 17582 
(In some publications also Atrophaneura hector!)


Other names

Crimson Rose


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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