Red Lacewing (Cethosia cydippe)

Actual size 40mm, Queensland Australia Captive

Canon EOS 300D and MP-E 65mm, f/10, 1/200 with fill in flash.

Macro view of butterfly showing the scales on the insects wing. Order Lepidoptera is so named for this reason.  This photo also demonstrates the clear superiority of the MP-E 55mm over the 100mm macro lens.