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Leopard Lacewing

Cethosia cyane


only four walking legs. These are the "brush footed butterflies" called nymphalidae. The first pair of legs are modified as brushes and held forwards forming the pointy nose. They are used to clean its face, antennae and proboscis.


Butterfly garden,Changi airport.

92 Comments (1–25)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

Thanks Mia!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

thank you Dr Sherpa :)

MIAH 10 years ago


Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Thanks Chamalka!

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks for your very kind comment Jemma, and you too Pam.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

pamsai ,thank-you for sharing your deliteful Leopard Lacewing butterflies and gorgeous caterpillar.
what we have is all males.

pamsai 10 years ago

I second your last 2 comments Jemma. Thank you so much Daniele and Martini...

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Martini,special thnx for the Id and also thnx for sharing this special visitor with us.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

thank you, Daniel Pralong for being an inspiration and instilling a love of butterflies in us!
you have an exquisite collection of butterflies!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Thank you so much KathleenMcEachern and AliceGreenup.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

That is good news, Pamsai! I will have to go thru your collection again :)

pamsai 10 years ago

Cambodia also Jemma. I saw quite a few when I was there.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

This butterfly has a strong hold in Singapore. That gives the next generation a chance to see it,at least in Singapore!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Thank you Thiago.

ThiagoGoaRafael 10 years ago


KathleenMcEachern 10 years ago

Absolutely beautiful! and congratulations!

Congratulation on the SOTD, Jemma, so beautiful!!
Thank you...Happy Holidays to you and all Project Noah Members.

AliceGreenup 10 years ago

Congratulations jemma! Its beautiful, very well deserved!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Yasser,thanks so much for this honor. I am overjoyed and grateful beyond words! Project Noah is an enchanting place. Thanks so much to all the PN members for the kind comments. I wish all of you a peaceful and happy holiday season. Stay safe, Stay warm!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 10 years ago

Fantastic Spotting Jemma, Nice Work!!

gatorfellows 10 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Jemma. Well deserved :)

AshleyT 10 years ago

Congrats Jemma! Beautiful butterfly and so happy you got sotd with it :)

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago


LarryGraziano 10 years ago

Awesome Jemma! Congratulations!

MartinL 10 years ago

Very, very, very beautiful Jemma. Well done.

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Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Jan 5, 2013
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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