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Red Lacewing-Cethosia biblis-Nymphalidae

 Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Red Lacewing, Cethosia biblis, Nymphalidae
Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5.5-6.5 cm
The Red Lacewing (Cethosia biblis) is a medium-sized butterfly. The wings of the male are bright orange-red; the margins are black with white spots. The wings of the female are black , brown, and gray with black and white spots on the black margins. The undersides of the wings are black, brown, and tan. The caterpillar has black and red stripes, and a black head legs; many black spikes eminate from the body. Its caterpillar lives only the host plant Passiflora cochinchinese (a poisonous vine); adults drink nectar from Lantana camara flowers.

Caterpillar feed on:

Passiflora moluccana

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