Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: September 13, 2017

Asian butterfly

this is a Cethosia biblis

by supergold

this is a Cethosia biblis and nothing else! congratulations to Life is but a dream who won my butterfly contest....with a wrong name; lol; Cethosia biblis is medium-sized butterfly, with a wingspan reaching about 8?9 centimetres (3.1?3.5 in). In this species the sexes are dimorphic. In males the dorsal sides of the wings are bright orange red, framed by a black outline with white spots. The undersides range from bright red to pale brown, interlaced by black and white. This astonishing pattern helps to disguise the shape of the butterfly, while the intense colour of the dorsal sides of the wings is a warning to predators that the red lacewing has a bad taste, deriving from the poisonous host plants of the caterpillars. The dorsal sides of the wings of the females are greyish-brownish with black spots and white bands and spots on the black margins.

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