Facts about Crimson Rose Butterfly "Scientific name Crimson Rose Butterfly is Pachliopta hector" Crimson Rose Butterfly is a big size swallowtail butterfly that comes from the genus Pachliopta of the Papilionidae family. The Crimson Rose Butterfly are largely found in Sri Lanka and India and possibly the coastline of western Myanmar. In India, they are found in South India, particularly in Kerala, the Western Ghats and the eastern parts of India, particularly in Odisha and West Bengal. Generally, the Crimson Rose Butterfly is common and not identified to be endangered. It is widespread all along from the Western Ghats to the state of Maharashtra. The Crimson Rose Butterfly prefer to live both in open country and in the jungle. In the arid season, they will be found at a maximum height of 8000 feet above sea level in South India, but the Crimson Rose Butterfly are found throughout the year at lower heights.
Features about Crimson Rose Butterfly
The male Crimson Rose butterfly has a black-colored upperside. They have a forewing, with a wide white colored intermittent band from the sub-costal nervure that is opposite to the beginning of 10th and 11th veins, extended at an angle to the tornus, and a second small pre-apical alike band. Both bands are composed of separate erratically indented wide lines in the interspaces. The back wing of the male Crimson Rose butterfly can be found with a diseal posteriorly powerfully curved sequence of seven numbers of Crimson Rose Butterfly spots trailed by a subterminal sequence of crimson lunules. The black color Cilia is exchanged with white color.
The underside of the male Crimson Rose butterfly is Whig dull brownish black in color. The back wing of the Crimson Rose Butterfly is black in color with markings similar to that on the npporsido, but the crescentic markings and the Crimson Rose Butterfly spots on the back wing are larger. The Antennae, abdomen and thorax above at the bottom are black in color. The head and the rest of the stomach are bright pink in color.
The female Crimson Rose butterfly is similar to the male, but the discal sequence of spots and the subterminal lunules are much duller, with pale pink, irrorated with black color scales. In some female butterflies, the anterior marks and lunules are approximately white barely hinted with pink color. The above part of the abdomen is black in color that is extended additionally in the direction of the apex.
Diet of Crimson Rose Butterfly
The Crimson Rose butterfly likes to feed on the nectar of flowers, particularly Lantana.
Behavior of Crimson Rose Butterfly
The Crimson Rose butterfly is an extremely outstanding looking butterfly, with a prominent tail and has white color bands on its front wings. Similar to other varieties of butterflies in the family, the Crimson Rose butterfly is also incredibly interesting for the part-time naturalist to watch. The Crimson Rose Butterfly is extremely fond of flowers, particularly Lantana. The nectar of these flowers appears to be necessary for the Crimson Rose Butterfly and higher nectar ingestion is considered to increase the production of egg in female butterflies.
The flight of the Crimson Rose butterfly is near to the ground and it is sluggish and flapping, but stable. At greater altitudes, the Crimson Rose Butterfly fly stronger and faster. They bask with their wings spread evenly, occasionally in small flocks at heights, ranging from 10 meters to 15 meters above the trees.
The Crimson Rose butterfly habitually roosts for the nighttime in huge companies on the branches and twigs of shrubs and trees, occasionally accompanied by some Common Mormons. While resting, the Crimson Rose Butterfly draw their front wings halfway between the back wings. The Crimson Rose butterfly sleeps on sloping outstretched twigs or branches of bushes or trees.
The average lifespan of the Crimson Rose butterfly ranges from a few weeks to a year, according to the species. Crimson Rose Butterfly are insects. A Butterfly is a herbivore; Meaning that as a caterpillar its first food is its own eggshell and than it will eat the leaves of the plant on which it is hatched. When it becomes a Crimson Rose Butterfly, it will feed mostly on nectar from flowers, rotting fruit and water with a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw.
Life cycle of a butterfly comes in four stages, egg, larva "caterpillars", pupa "chrysalis" and adult Butterfly.
A Crimson Rose Butterfly will attach its eggs to leaves with a special glue.
When caterpillars become fully grown they will attach to an appropriate leaf or small branch, than they will shed the outside layer of their skin and a hard skin underneath known as a "chrysalis" will be their new look
An adult Crimson Rose Butterfly will come out from the "chrysalis" than it waits a few hours for its wings to dry and fill with blood, before it takes its first flight.
Crimson Rose Butterfly can see yellow, green, and red.
The top flight speed of a Crimson Rose Butterfly is 12 miles per hour and some moths can fly up to 25 miles per hour.
A Crimson Rose Butterfly is cold-blooded, which means the body temperature is not regulated on its own. A Crimson Rose Butterfly can't fly or eat if their body temperature is below 82 degrees fah (28 cel). Crimson Rose Butterfly are often basking in the sun with their wings open to gain heat and than the veins in the wings carry the heat to the body.
A Crimson Rose Butterfly has sense organ, on their feet or tarsi, for tasting
The estimate is between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly.
A Crimson Rose Butterfly has a small body, made up of three parts – the head, abdomen and thorax. A Crimson Rose Butterfly has two large eyes, which are made up of many small parts which are called "compound eyes".
A Crimson Rose Butterfly has two antenna's on the top of their heads, which they use to smell, hear and feel. A Crimson Rose Butterfly mouth is a long tube a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw when its done eating, it rolls the tube back up.
A Crimson Rose Butterfly has three pairs of legs and their feet have little claws that help them stand on flowers. The Crimson Rose Butterfly wings are made up of hard tubes that are covered with a thin tissue. The Crimson Rose Butterfly wings are covered with fine dusty like scales. A Crimson Rose Butterfly has four brightly colored wings having distinctive patterns made up of tiny scales. The bright patterns scales sometimes have hidden ultraviolet patterns for attracting mates. The bright colors are also used as camouflage to hide them or scare off predictors.