Cethosia biblis

Red Lacewing

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Nymphalidae”
Sub Family: “Heliconiinae”
Estimated Lifespan 8 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 16
Total Number of Pupae Received: 1656
First Flown On: 01/06/03
Last Flown On: 02/23/24

Species Range:

  • “Asia”

Host plants:

  • Passiflora chinchinensis

Food Source

This butterfly is a nectar feeder and will visit a variety of flowers.


This butterfly can be found in sub-tropical forests.

Life history

Eggs are laid in clusters on all parts of the hostplant.


The Red Lacewing can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

This species is sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females look different.