The Velvet Rose, Atrophaneura kotzebuea
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.).Click here to go back to Butterflies Main Page >