Paper Kite

Idea leuconoeo

About This Animal

SIZE: 6 inch wingspan

RANGE: Southeast Asia

HABITAT: Costal Regions

DIET: Nectar

ON EXHIBIT:  The Butterfly Garden in Ocean Journey

The wings of this butterfly resemble rice paper.  This is where the butterfly gets its common name.  Pupae of this butterfly are bright metallic gold. They are noted for their slow and very graceful flight, which gives them the appearance of white handkerchiefs floating gently on the breeze.