Cethosia hypsea

Malay Lacewing

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Nymphalidae”
Sub Family: “Heliconiinae”
Estimated Lifespan 17 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 813
First Flown On: 10/28/02
Last Flown On: 11/17/18

Species Range:

  • “Asia”

Host plants:

  • Adenia

Food Source

The Malay Lacewing feeds on the nectar from flowers.


This butterfly can be found in forested areas.

Life history

Eggs are laid in clusters on the host plant. The caterpillars are gregarious throughout all instars, they will often pupate side by side.


It can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

This species is unpalatable to birds.