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Subject:  Bugman Help
Location:  Singapore
January 1, 2014
Hello Daniel!
Appreciate your help to identify this beautiful caterpillar found in the hot and humid Singapore!
Thank you!
With blessings,
Signature:  Jaslin

Unknown Caterpillar

Leopard Lacewing Caterpillar

Dear Jaslin,
We have not been able to identify your caterpillar yet.  We have created a posting and perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist in the identification.

Unknown Caterpillar

Leopard Lacewing Caterpillar

Update:  January 3, 2014
Thanks to a comment from Richard Stickney, we are able to provide a link to the caterpillar of the Leopard Lacewing,
Cethosia cyane, on the Butterflies of Singapore site where it states:  “This migrant species was recently discovered in Singapore in 2005. Since then, it has established a firm foothold and can be considered a common species in Singapore. Across the island, Leopard Lacewing can be found flying in many wastelands where its host plant, Passiflora foetida, grows in relative abundance. The adults have the habit of visiting flowers for nectar and are very fast on the wings.” 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Singapore

2 Responses to Leopard Lacewing Caterpillar from Singapore

  1. This is most likely the caterpillar of a Lacewing Butterfly (Cethosia sp.). They’re common in SE Asia and often displayed in butterfly houses like ours.

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