Cethosia penthesilea

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Orange lacewing
Orange Lacewing.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Cethosia
Species: C. penthesilea
Binomial name
Cethosia penthesilea
(Cramer, [1777])

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Eugramma paksha

Cethosia penthesilea, the orange lacewing, is a species of heliconiine butterfly found in Southeast Asia, as well as the Australia's Northern Territory.[1]

Larval food: Adenia heterophylla.[2]


  • C. p. methypsea (Butler, 1879) – plain lacewing
  • C. p. paksha (Fruhstorfer, 1905) – orange lacewing


  1. ^ Orange Lacewing, Ozanimals
  2. ^ Orange Lacewing, Butterfly House