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Common Rose Butterfly - Butterfly that you can see at Rejang land


Caption by Joe Kellard

As region with many area for farm and agriculture, close to a few tropical rain forest, Rejang land have many kind of insects that interesting to research. This one of the insect you can find in Rejang Land.

Tanah Rejang kaya akan lahan pertanian dan perkebunan yang subur, dekat pula dengan beberapa hutan hujan tropis yang kaya dengan keaneka ragaman serangga yang menarik untuk di teliti lebih lanjut. Photo berikut salah satu kupu-kupu yang dapat anda temukan di Tanah Rejang.

Common Rose Butterfly - Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris

The Common Rose (Atrophaneura (Pachliopta) aristolochiae) is a swallowtail butterfly belonging to the Pachliopta subgenus, the Roses, of the genus Atrophaneura or Red-bodied Swallowtails. It is a common butterfly which is extensively distributed across South and South East Asia.

Atrophaneura (Pachliopta) aristolochiae

It is widely distributed in Asia. Afghanistan, Pakistan, India(includes Andaman islands) , Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan (south-western Okinawa only), Laos, Vietnam, Kampuchea(now Cambodia), Nicobar islands, peninsular and eastern Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines (Palawan and Leyte), Indonesia and Taiwan.

In China, it is distributed in southern and eastern China (including Hainan, Guangdong province), and Hong Kong. In Indonesia, it is distributed in Sumatra, Nias, Enggano, Bangka, Java, Bali, Kangean, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores, Tanahjampea and Kalimantan.

It is also recorded from Pune.

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Very common almost all over the plains of India, and not threatened as a species. Extremely abundant during and after the monsoon.

The Upperside of male is velvety black.

Fore wing with well-marked pale adnervular streaks on the discal area that do not reach the terminal margin, the latter broadly velvety black; the streaks beyond end of cell extended inwards into its apex.

Hind wing with elongate white discal markings in interspaces 2-5 beyond the cell.

In dry-weather specimens these markings are very short and do not nearly reach the bases of the interspaces; beyond these a curved series of subterminal lunular markings in interspaces 1 to 7 dull crimson irrorated with black scales, the spot in interspace 1 large, irregular, diffuse, margined interiorly with white.

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Similar Species (Jenis yang mirip)

On the Underside of the males, the ground-colour and markings is similar, but the red subterminal spots on the hind wing much brighter;it is not irrorated with black scales, better defined, the anterior four subquadrate, the next two crescentic, sometimes quadrate also, the spot in interspace 1 triangular and pointed. Antennae, thorax and abdomen above up to the preanal segment black; the head, sides of prothorax above, and of the whole of the thorax and abdomen beneath vermilion-red; anal segment vermilion-red.

Female is similar the males; they differ from the male only in the comparatively broader wings and this is most conspicuous in the fore wing.

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