Pink Rose

(Pachliopta kotzebuea)

Pink Rose
Native to: 

The Philippines 

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on plants in the Aristolochiaceae family

Interesting Fact: 

The bright red coloring on the pink rose body warns potential predators that it is distasteful and should be avoided. The female common Mormon (Papilio polytes romulus) mimics the pink rose so that it can also be protected from predators.

Photograph by: 
Beth Giglio