Paper Kite – Idea leuconoe

The Paper Kite, Rice Paper, or Large Tree Nymph, butterfly (Idea leuconoe) is known especially for its presence in butterfly greenhouses. The Paper Kite is of Southeast Asian origin.

Larvae feed on Parsonia species, Tylophora hispida, Parsonsia helicandra, Parsonsia spiralis, and Cynanchum formosanum.
Source: Wikipedia

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  • sillyfrog
    sillyfrogover 3 years ago

    So elegant! Bravo!

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    STUNNING !!!

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago


  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • MarieCRamirez
    MarieCRamirezover 3 years ago

    Beautiful picture.

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful as usual my friend..Tom

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture my friend! XXSUEXX

  • ienemien
    ienemienover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!! Paperkites are one of my favorite butterflies ;-) Bye…ien

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