ACRAEINI, ARGYNNINI, HELICONIINI, and VAGRANTINI
Lacewings, Fritillaries, Rustics
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 terpsicore : Tawny Coster
: Laced Fritillary
: Red Lacewing
Cethosia penthesilea : Orange Lacewing
: Australian Rustic
: Australian Vagrant
: The Cruiser
(written 8 August 2016, updated 28 July 2017)