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 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
(written 8 August 2016, updated 28 July 2017)