Atleast for my eyes they look similar. These two beautiful swallowtail butterflies look very similar. Its hard to differentiate for a commoner.

Crimson Rose butterfly and Common Rose butterfly.

Crimson rose – Scientific name  – Pachliopta hectorcrimson-rose-butterfly-tailIt is a red bodied, black butterfly with white spots on the fore wing and red spots on the hindwing.crimson-rose-butterfly


Common Rose – Scientific name – Pachliopta aristolochiae aristolochiaecommon-mormon-hyderabadIt is a red bodied black butterfly with white stripes on the forewing , red and white spots on hind wing. crimson-rose-butterfly-hyderabad

You can see my photos of other butterflies here


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