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Orange Lacewing, Cairns.jpg
Cethosia penthesilea paksha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Tribe: Heliconiini
Genus: Cethosia
Fabricius, 1807
Cethosia species

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Alazonia Hübner, [1819]
Eugramma Billberg, 1820

Cethosia, commonly called the lacewings, is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Heliconiinae in the family Nymphalidae. They are found mainly in southeastern Asia as far south as Australia.


Listed alphabetically.[1]

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  1. ^ Cethosia, funet.fi
  • Parsons M. (1999). The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. Academic Press, San Diego.
  • Vane-Wright RI, and de Jong R. (2003). The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. Zoologische Verhandelingen 343: 1-267. PDF

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