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Location: Butterfly Valley, Orchidsfarm, Luttelgeest.
Provence Friesland, The Netherlands
April 30, 2012
Camera: Canon Powershot SX220

“Paper Kite butterfly” was featured in ! 100% !, May 3, 2013
“Paper Kite butterfly” was featured in Jut Butterflies, May 26, 2013

The Paper Kite Butterfly only has two rather common colors, black and white, but is still an eye catching beauty. The way the light shines through the wings is just amazing, and if there are other colors around it looks a bit like stained glass. These beauties come from Malaysia and the Philippines and Southeast Asia in General. Their official name is Idea leuconoe and they are also known as white tree nymph, or rice paper. Some lepidopterists call this butterfly the Large Tree Nymph, to make the distinction from a similar colored smaller butterfly, the Ideopsis juventa or small wood nymph. Both of those butterflies are part of the brush footed butterflies, or family Nymphalidae.


butterfly, black white, paper kite, lepidoptera, rice paper

Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much vitta!

    – ienemien

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    May 2, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • WOW thanks so much for this feature too :-()) Happy me… Bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 1 year ago

    May 26/2013
    Enjoy the day ienemien with the Just Butterfly Featured Gallery.
    Wish you A Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,

  • Thanks so much for this feature Johanna :-)

    – ienemien

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image with lovely detail! Congratulations on your feature inJust Butterflies – FAVE:>)

  • Thanks for your kind comment… bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 1 year ago

    Superb capture! Love the colours and details.

  • Thank you for your kind comment

    – ienemien

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