Common Rose Swallowtail Butterfly

Pachliopta/Atrophaneuras aristolochiae

Common Rose Swallowtail Butterfly
Common Rose Swallowtail Butterfly with red crescents
The Common Rose Swallowtail Butterfly is one of the red-bodied swallowtails unpalatable to predators (toxins from Aristolochia vines) and mimicked by black-bodied butterflies.
It is native to much of South and Southeast Asia, with several sub-species throughout its range.
Common Rose Swallowtail Butterfly
Common Rose Swallowtail
Common Rose Swallowtail
Male and female can look similar but females are slightly larger with broader wings.
Common Rose Swallowtail Butterfly male Common Rose Swallowtail male Common Rose Swallowtail
Males can have a plain topside without the white markings, looking similar to the topside of the male Pink Rose Swallowtail. The one above left and centre has lost his tails.
Common Rose Swallowtail Common Rose Butterfly  
The dashes or crescents on the topside of the tailed hind wing are generally pale pink or pinkish grey or, at top of page, red.

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Pink Rose Swallowtail
Pink Rose Swallowtail