Cethosia biblis peraka

Fruhstorfer 1912 - The Red Lacewing

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

This species can be easily identified as it is the only member of the genus found in Thailand that does not have an oblique white bar on the forewing. It is not uncommon and is primarily to be found in open forest and forest edges.

Flight Period



60 - 80mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.1 , Page 383.

Larval Foodplant

Passiflora cochinchinensis and possibly other native Passifloraceae.


Peninsular Thailand and mainland Malaysia. Other subspecies in N. India through N. Thailand and Indo-China to S. China, also Sundaland, Lesser Sunda Islands, Philippines and Sulawesi.