Ok, i've been away and now i'm back. And I really really have a bone to pick. This has been bothering me for quite some time, and I just haven't been able to address it.
Every so often someone asks (that's not the part that bothers me) "What's the difference between 'Akai Ryu' and a Royal Red VFT?" And I see all sorts of answers, from they're different shades of red, to teeth patterns and growth habit.
Let's stop the confusion.
If your trap doesn't have a green band on the trap like this:
Then it's most likely not a Royal Red. This is a very prominent attribute of this plant.
Very simple and easy to see.
Hope that helps someone out.