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BUTTERFLY FAMILIES REPRESENTED:
Family
Papilionidae

  Subfamily
  Papilioninae
    Tribes
    ~ Troidini
    ~ Papilionini
    ~ Leptocircini

Family
Pieridae

  Subfamilies
  Pierinae
  Coliadinae

Family
Nymphalidae

  Subfamilies
  Danainae
    Tribes
    ~ Danaini
    ~ Euploeini
  Satyrinae
  Morphinae
    Tribe
    ~ Amathusiini
  Acraeinae
  Nymphalinae
    Tribes
    ~ Biblidini
    ~ Heliconiini
    ~ Nymphalini
    ~ Cyrestini
    ~ Limenitidini
    ~ Pseudergolini
    ~ Apaturini
  Charaxinae
  Libytheinae

Family
Lycaenidae

  Subfamilies
  Riodininae
  Poritiinae
  Miletinae
  Curetinae
  Lycaeninae
    Tribes
    ~ Polyommatini
    ~ Lycaenini
    ~ Aphnaeini
    ~ Theclini

Family
Hesperiidae

  Subfamilies
  Coeliadinae
  Pyrginae
  Hesperiinae

(based on Corbet & Pendlebury, 4th ed.)

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CHIN'S BUTTERFLY GALLERY ~ LIFE HISTORY ~ THE COMMON ROSE

Newly emerged Common Rose (Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris)
The Common Rose (Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris)
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The Common Rose
(Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris)

THE Common Rose (Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris) inhabits well-wooded localities, such as primary and secondary forests, and even neglected (and overgrown) rubber plantations. It is rather local, existing in small colonies, and may not be as common now as its name suggests. It ranges from Sri Lanka and India to China, and through the Sundaland to the Philippines and the Lesser Sunda Islands. The larval food plants are Aristolochiae tagala and species of Thottea.
     Many years ago, a friend gave me two caterpillars, and so confident was he that they were the final instar about to pupate that he did not bring along the food plant. Sure enough, the caterpillars began to pupate soon afer he left them with me and I was able to observe the emergence of the adult.
     I would have liked the opportunity to photograph the early instars, or even the food plant, so that I could have presented here a more complete picture mosaic of its life history.

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Caterpillar of the Common Rose Pupa of the Common Rose Emerging adult of the Common Rose
Emerging adult of the Common Rose Newly emerged adult of the Common Rose New emerged adult of the Common Rose




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This page revised on 17 February 2003. Copyright © Chin Fah Shin.
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