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Butterfly..................(Red Lacewing)

The Red Lacewing is found from India to the Phillipines, and is a member of the Heliconiinae, a subfamily of the butterfly family Nymphalidae. It’s colloquially named - rather self-evidently - for the exquisite, ‘lace-like’ patterning on the underwings - which are much easier to see than the vivid red upperwings that the butterfly only seems willing to show off occasionally!

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Taken on June 10, 2010