Orange Lacewing

The adult butterflies which have forewings that on top are orange, with a large black area on each wing tip containing a white band and a row of white spots. The upper surface of each hind wing is orange with a broad black border. Underneath, both wings are brown with white bands bordered by rows of black spots.

Scientific Name
Cethosia penthesilea
Feeds On
Native Passionfruit vine (Adenia heterophylla)
Usual Location
Around the Gulf of Carpentaria
Best Viewing
Throughout the year
Wing Span
The caterpillars are brown with some white patches and are covered in black spiky hairs.
The pupa is brown and spiky, with white marks and gold spots. It hangs head downward from a cremaster.