Semperi (Batwing) Swallowtail Butterfly Atrophaneura semperi

Semperi Swallowtail Butterfly female
Semperi Swallowtail Butterfly
The Semperi Swallowtail Butterfly, also called the Batwing Swallowtail (other Atrophaneura species are also sometimes called Batwing), is native to the Philippines.
It is a large butterfly; above is the female with a wingspan of 150 mm.
Semperi Batwing Swallowtail Butterfly
Semperi Batwing Swallowtail Butterfly
The head and body are bright pinky red with black markings. The underside hind wing of both male and female has two rows of scarlet spots.
Semperi Swallowtail Butterfly
Semperi Swallowtail Butterfly
Batwing Swallowtail Butterfly
Like other Atrophaneura species, the Semperi has an attractive but distasteful (to predators) red body. The female, shown above, has extensive white markings on the topside. The male topside is plain black with a narrow band of white along the body side of hind wing.
Semperi Swallowtail Butterfly
Semperi Swallowtail Butterfly female
Batwing Swallowtail Butterfly
Chrysalides