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Rice Paper Butterfly

Idea leuconoe


The rice paper butterfly, also called the paper kite butterfly, wood nymph, or tree nymph (Idea leuconoe) is a distinctive black and white butterfly. The wingspan is 95 to 110 cm across. The chrysalis is yellow with black markings. It is from Southeast Asia. Classification: superfamily Papilionigiae, familyNymphalidae, subfamily Danainae, Genus Idea, Species I. Leucono


Butterfly Habitat, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA.


The 3rd photo also includes a Clipper Butterfly (Parthenos sylvia)

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Vallejo, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2012
Submitted on Aug 5, 2012

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