Drury's Red Lacewing
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
There are 14 species in the genus Cethosia,
distributed variously from India to Australia.
Cethosia biblis is found from central
India and Nepal to Thailand, Malaysia and China. It also occurs on
the islands of the Philippines, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi,
Bali, Ambon and Serang.
This is a mid-elevation species found primarily in sub-tropical
The larval foodplant is Passiflora.
Both sexes tend to be most active in the mornings, flying from flower
to flower in search of nectar. They normally feed and bask with wings
held half open, but will bask fully outspread in warm overcast