Friday Fun Fact – Red Lacewing

red lacewing

The only true predominantly red butterfly in Australia is the Red Lacewing (cethosia cydippe). Have you seen them? They are very striking!

One feature that is quite amazing is that their host plant (Adenia heterophylla) produces pods that are also a rich red colour.

Coincidence?

 

red lacewing

Thanks to Tanya for this week’s Friday Fun Fact!

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Amanda Perry