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Asian Red Lacewing Butterfly

By FeatherFriend
Not sure what species this is so any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks for the comments on my last upload and a special thank you to Ron (Maiwand) and Mike (hasslebladuk) for the UA's really appreciated,

Kindly identified by David (Craggwildlife)

Tags: Devon Butterfly Farm Close-up and macro Newton abbot

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Sezz 14 619 15 England
12 Nov 2014 2:35PM
A beautiful image perched on the leaf like that! The markings and colours of the butterfly are superbly captured - fine work!

Sorry can't be of any help with the ID.
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AnneWorner 11 620 43 United States
12 Nov 2014 3:08PM
Looks like a Red Lacewing (Cethosia biblis).

Lovely shot of it.

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
12 Nov 2014 3:21PM
Glorious capture Geoff. Excellent presentation.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
12 Nov 2014 3:32PM
A beautiful presentation, Geoff.
craggwildlifephotography Junior Member 10 137 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 3:47PM
Hi Geoff

Its an Asian Red Lacewing Butterfly IMO... think its a female

Cethosia biblis (Asian Lacewing ) is medium-sized butterfly, with a wingspan reaching about 89 centimetres (3.13.5 in). In this species the sexes are dimorphic. In males the dorsal sides of the wings are bright orange-red, framed by a black outline with white spots. The undersides range from bright red to pale brown, interlaced by black and white. This astonishing pattern helps to disguise the shape of the butterfly, while the intense colour of the dorsal sides of the wings is a warning to predators that the Red Lacewing has a bad taste, deriving from the poisonous host plants of the caterpillars. The dorsal sides of the wings of the females are grayish-brownish with black spots and white bands and spots on the black margins.

Excellent capture showing the lovely colours


12 Nov 2014 3:56PM
Beautiful Lacewing Geoff and a super composition,
User_Removed 6 920 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 3:56PM
kojak 6 14 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 4:00PM
Really is a brilliant capture
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
12 Nov 2014 4:03PM
I see you have an ID offered: I wouldn't have had a clue.
Superb shot, detail quite immaculate and how well the subject displays without any b/g distractions for the eye.
10 10 10 England
12 Nov 2014 4:28PM
Daintely perched and a superb detailed capture.
PhilT2 Plus
9 513 29 England
12 Nov 2014 4:31PM
Lovely colours on this specimen and fine detail and composition
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
12 Nov 2014 4:53PM
Outstanding---- and beyond!
Mike_Smith Plus
12 581 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 4:57PM
A stunning shot and great composition, sharp with a clean background.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
12 Nov 2014 5:07PM
Superb frame Geoff - very beautiful butterfly - top comp.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
12 Nov 2014 5:25PM
Thanks for popping in and a special thank you to David (Craggwildlife) for providing the ID and the UA, really appreciate your comments and support,
12 Nov 2014 5:41PM
Fabulous capture in great detail!
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
12 Nov 2014 6:38PM
I should have also thanked AnnWorner for the ID too, sorry about that Anne, won't do it again Wink Wink Blush
ade123 Plus
6 285 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 6:47PM
A beautiful image Geoff

senn 8 5 1 Belgium
12 Nov 2014 6:56PM
awesome clarity and compo .. top quality image here
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
12 Nov 2014 7:19PM
Beautiful image!! Excellent.
ali63 7 778 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 7:35PM
Superb image of this beautiful Butterfly

DerekL 14 207 24 England
12 Nov 2014 8:57PM
Beautiful image Geoff
Colours and composition spot-on.

Philip_H 7 12 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2014 9:09PM

12 Nov 2014 9:10PM
Excellent Geoff,
12 Nov 2014 9:53PM
A beautiful image!
12 Nov 2014 10:04PM
Stunning image Geoff, nice one
13 Nov 2014 12:50AM
13 Nov 2014 9:51AM
Beautiful and painterly - an excellent image.

pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2084 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2014 10:03PM
Such a beautifully marked butterfly, and your composition is excellent.
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
14 Nov 2014 7:22PM
Very similar to a Malay lacewing!
Wonderful shot and now I wonder where you found him?
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
16 Nov 2014 2:07PM
Thanks for taking the time to view,
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
16 Nov 2014 3:18PM
A fabulous close up of this beautiful and exotic butterfly Geoff, the wing detail and colours have been superbly recorded. It looks like Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm has come up trumps again!WinkGrin
17 Nov 2014 12:01AM
A Corking shotSmileSmileSmilepaul
hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2014 12:04AM
Stunning shot Geoff its got the lot
ukgubbi 7 5 India
17 Nov 2014 8:40AM
Fine clarity and brilliant composition. Excellent DOF. Love that beauty

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