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  Orange Lacewing (Cethosia penthesilea)





Orange Lacewing | Cethosia penthesilea photo
Orange Lacewing

Image by Corrie Barklimore - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Orange Lacewing | Cethosia penthesilea photo
Orange Lacewing

Image by Antony Oliver - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



ORANGE LACEWING FACTS

Identification
The Orange Lacewing is orange above with broad black patch on forewing tip containing a white patch. The upper surface of the hindwings are orange bordered with black. The underside of the wings has a intricate pattern of white bars, edged with black lines and dots, on an orange background. There is also a large white patch on the underside of each forewing

Size
wingspan 65mm

Habitat
monsoon rainforest

Food
larvae feed on Adenia heterophylla

Range
top end of Northern Territory



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Cethosia
Species:penthesilea
Common Name:Orange Lacewing