The adult Leopard Lacewing will nectar from a variety of flowers such as Lantana and Pentas.
This butterfly is quite common in its native land and can be found in a variety of habitats.
After mating the female lays clusters of eggs on the underside of the hostplant leaves or along the tender new stems. This species feeds gregariously as a caterpillars from the time it hatches from the egg until pupation.
This butterfly has multiple generations per year so it can be found in flight year round.
In 2008, we had a special Lacewing emerge here at the Gardens. It is called a gynandromorph, this means the left side of the butterfly showed female characteristics and the right side showed male characteristics.