HELICONIINAE of Australia
including
ACRAEINI, ARGYNNINI, HELICONIINI, and VAGRANTINI
Lacewings, Fritillaries, Rustics
NYMPHALIDAE,   PAPILIONOIDEA
    
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

HELICONIINAE

eggs
    
HELICONIINAE

caterpillars
    
HELICONIINAE

pupae
    
HELICONIINAE

butterflies
    
HELICONIINAE

undersides

The Caterpillars of HELICONIINAE are covered in spiky and often branched hairs.

The adults often have orange or transparent wings. Some are called Fritillaries. "Fritillary" is from the Latin: "fritillus" meaning "dice box". In Roman times, such dice boxes were embellished with checkered patterns, and some of the butterflies in HELICONIINAE have checkered black and brown patterns on the wings.

The Australian species in HELICONIINAE are:

Acraea andromacha : Glasswing
Acraea terpsicore : Tawny Coster

Argynnis hyperbius : Laced Fritillary

Cethosia cydippe : Red Lacewing
Cethosia penthesilea : Orange Lacewing

Cupha prosope : Australian Rustic

Phalanta phalantha : Leopard

Vagrans egista : Australian Vagrant

Vindula arsinoe : The Cruiser

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(written 8 August 2016, updated 28 July 2017)