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Leopard Lacewing ♂

Koh Samui, Thailand

The Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane) is a species of heliconiine butterfly found from India to
southern China (southern Yunnan), and Indochina. Its range has expanded in the last few decades,
and its arrival in the southern part of the Malay Peninsula, including Singapore, is relatively

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Genus: Cethosia
Species: C. cyane

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)06-Mar-2011 08:37
Very interesting image! I really like it. Vote
Chad Ramsey19-Feb-2011 14:23
What a beautiful in flight capture! So amazing! V
k@ 14-Feb-2011 07:02
Geez the definition here is gorgeous ! The wings are so alive in their movement, not frozen at all -alive. And the plant is so sharp over that white background - very impressive & totally enjoyable, heart-opening image !