Crimson red/rose

Scientifically known as Pachliopta hector, Crimson rose is a beautiful brightly colored butterfly with black wings and crimson red spots on the hind wings. There are prominent white bands on the forewings.  Its body is red and the upperpart of male body is black.  The bright colors and pattern indicates its predators that it is inedible due to the poisons it has ingested as larva from the host plant.  As it is inedible it is not afraid of predators and flies slowly.  I like the way it glides in air. It is fond of Lantana camara flowers, basks on it with wings spread flat.

This is seen in India, Srilanka and Myanmar.

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