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Leopard Lacewing (f)

Cethosia cyane


Another visitor to the garden


For an image of a male Leopard Lacewing on the same day & spotting -

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Leopard Lacewing
Cethosia cyane Cethosia cyane

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VivBraznell 9 years ago

Hi dandoucette! I've taken you advice and joined some missions, just waiting for some rainy days and spare time to add my spottings.
Whereabouts in Thailand are you heading in February?

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Hi Viv, yes, you've cracked it! Now you can also put a link on the male spotting to link to the female.

VivBraznell 9 years ago

Okay Daniele. I think I've cracked it, but could you just check to see that I've have done it correctly please? Thanks : )

VivBraznell 9 years ago

@ Daniele Right! The two spottings were within a minute of each on the same tree, so if I show them as seperate spottings how do I show a link please?

dandoucette 9 years ago

Amazing butterfly! You have a lot of great spottings Viv. I would joining some missions and adding these to it. You could join the Butterflies and Moths of the World, International Spider Survey and Bird of the worlds, just to get started. It's easy to go to the Missions page and choose which missions you would like to join and then editing your spottings to add them to the missions. I look forward to more postings from Thailand. I'm actually headed there by around February.

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Viv, ideally yes, there should be separate spottings for each organism. But there are cases where this is not necessarily the best option (as for instance if you see a herd/group of animals or 2 species interacting with each other). In your case I suggest 2 possibilities: a) if you spotted the 2 butterflies on the same day and in the same area/plants of the garden, you could group them as one spotting; b) if you spotted them on separate days, or different areas, have 2 spottings, but provide a link to the other spotting in each spotting, as it is nice to know what the male/female of the same species looks like, especially when there is so much sexual dysmorphism.

VivBraznell 9 years ago

@ Daniele. Should it be a seperate spotting for each of these butterflies then?

VivBraznell 9 years ago

Hi Sharshora! There was no garden when we moved into the house on Koh Samui as it had just been built. I made the garden over a period of 8 years. I love plants and many of them were completely new to me coming from England so it was a very exciting time for me. And of course the plants brought the wildlife in. We have now moved to the mainland and renting a house where I have created a new flower garden but also surrounded by a mature fruit garden so many of the same butterflies & birds are here but also new and exciting insects etc., plus there are paddy (rice) fields quite close by and there is lots of wildlife activity there. : )

Sharshora 9 years ago

VivBraznell your garden is wonderful it have many weird and beautiful plants and animals youare soo lucky^-^

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Viv, this is the female. Your other leopard lacewing is the male.

Spotted by

Ko Samui#nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Spotted on Oct 16, 2009
Submitted on Nov 4, 2011

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