Pachliopta hector (Crimson Rose)
Photos for easy identification
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.
Sex differences: ---
Pachliopta hector (Crimson Rose) is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in India and Sri Lanka.
- Aristolochia indica
- Thottea wallichii
The first description of this butterfly was in 1758 by Linnaeus. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 12.02.2008)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora:
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2008)
Similar and closely-related species
Pachliopta hector Linnaeus 17582
(In some publications also Atrophaneura hector!)
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: TROIDINI
- Genus: PACHLIOPTA
- Specific name: HECTOR