Lovely Lacewings

butterfly with black, white, yellow and orange markings on a light blue flower

Three different species of Lacewing butterflies (Cethosia) are zipping around in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing through the rest of June. Red Lacewing (C. biblis), Malay Lacewing (C. hypsea) and Leopard Lacewing (C. cyane) all arrived in their pupal form from our Malaysian supplier earlier this month. All three of these species are basically orange, black and white on the dorsal side, while the ventral side has an elaborate pattern made up of a color pallet of red, orange, cream, white and black.

Photo caption: Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane)