About This Animal
SIZE: 6 inch wingspan
RANGE: Southeast Asia
HABITAT: Costal Regions
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.