The Velvet Rose, Atrophaneura kotzebuea

Velvet Rose

The Velvet Rose, also called the Pink Rose, is a swallowtail found in the Philippines. The genus Atrophaneura was formerly Pachliopta.

The dorsal wing surface is jet black and each ventral hindwing surface contains a row of bright, neon pink spots. The underside of the body is the same brilliant pink.

These butterflies feed on plants in the pipevine genus (Aristolochia spp.).

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