This Tree Nymph photo was taken soon after it eclosed on 24 Mar 10. Aren't it pristine? This is truly a beautiful black and white creature.
This is one of the species that we managed to breed successfully. Unfortunately, we do not have enough host plants at the moment to support the breeding.
The lower photo shows a pair of amorous Leopard Lacewing butterflies mating. They are such focussed creatures. At the caterpillar stage, they are eating monster machines that spend most of its time chewing leaves. At the butterfly stage, they spend most of their short adult lives looking for a mate to breed until they die. The slighter larger and duller-coloured female is on the right.