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Lacewing Butterfly ( Cethosia Cyane ) ( AKA Leopard Lacewing ) . The Bright Colo ...

Lacewing Butterfly ( Cethosia Cyane ) ( AKA Leopard Lacewing ) . The Bright Colo ...

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File name: LW_lacewing_415.jpg
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Source: photographer Based in: Israel

Description: Lacewing butterfly ( Cethosia cyane ) ( AKA Leopard Lacewing ) . The bright colouration of this butterfly is a warning to prospective predators that it is unpalatable . The caterpillars of this species feed on poisonous Passiflora vines , ingesting toxic chemicals which are retained in the adult insect . It ranges from India to South East Asia . Photographed in Cambodia

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