Red Lacewing

Scientific Name
Cethosia cydippe
LINNAEUS, 1767
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Cethosia cydippe, Meni, Arfak, Irian Jaya - G.Zakine
Cethosia cydippe, Meni, Arfak, Irian Jaya – G.Zakine

Introduction

There are 14 species in the genus Cethosia, distributed variously from India to Australia.

Cethosia cydippe is found throughout the forested regions of New Guinea and surrounding islands, and also occurs in Australia (Cape York, Queensland).

Habitats

This species occurs in open forested habitats, e.g. along forest roads and wider trails, or in gardens in forest villages. It is found from sea level to about 1200m.

Lifecycle

The larval foodplants include Adenia, Passiflora, and Hollrungia.

Adult behaviour

Both sexes are usually encountered as singletons and observed while nectaring at bushes or herbaceous plants. They usually keep their wings erect or half open while nectaring, but will sometimes bask with wings outspread in warm overcast conditions.

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