Pale-spotted Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio erostratus

Pale-spotted Swallowtail Butterfly female
Pale-spotted Swallowtail Butterfly male
The Pale-spotted Swallowtail Butterfly is native to Central America. The female, above left, has pink markings on the topside and the male, above right, has white markings.
Pale-spotted Swallowtail Butterfly female
Pale-spotted Swallowtail Butterfly male with chrysalis
Pale-spotted Swallowtail male
Both female, above left, and male, above centre and right, have two rows of pink spots on the underside hind wing and white crescents on the edge, but the female also has red bordering the white. Both have red spots on the body (thorax).
Pale-spotted Swallowtail female
Pale-spotted Swallowtail
Pale-spotted Swallowtail Butterfly female
The two females above left and centre have a stronger red colour than the usual Pale-spotted female above right.
Pale-spotted Swallowtail Butterfly male
This male has pinkish-white topside spots






The Pink-spotted Swallowtail, Papilio rogeri/Papilio pharnaces, from Mexico appears almost identical.
The Pink-spotted, also called Red-spotted, Cattleheart, Parides photinus, from Mexico/Central America is similar.