Idea leuconoe - Paper Kite
Commonly known as the Paper Kite, Idea leuconoe are native to densely forested regions in South China, South Japan, Malaya, Java, Borneo, and the Philippines. These butterflies have weak, fluttery flight interspersed with gliding due to the high ratio of their wing-size to body-size. Their wings are generally a light yellow, brown, or off-white, with dark brown or black veins and spots.
- Watson, Allan and Paul E. S. Whalley. The Dictionary of Butterflies and Moths in Color. London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975. Print.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Idea leuconoe
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
The paper kite, rice paper, or large tree nymph butterfly (Idea leuconoe) is known especially for its presence in butterfly greenhouses and live butterfly expositions. The paper kite is of Southeast Asian origin.
- I. l. athesis Fruhstorfer, 1911
- I. l. caesena Fruhstorfer, 1911
- I. l. chersonesia (Fruhstorfer, 1898)
- I. l. clara (Butler, 1867)
- I. l. engania (Doherty, 1891)
- I. l. esanga Fruhstorfer, 1898
- I. l. fregela Fruhstorfer, 1911
- I. l. godmani Oberthür, 1878
- I. l. gordita Fruhstorfer, 1911
- I. l. javana Fruhstorfer, 1896
- I. l. kwashotoensis (Sonan, 1928)
- I. l. lasiaka van Eecke, 1913
- I. l. leuconoe Erichson, 1834
- I. l. moira Fruhstorfer, 1910
- I. l. natunensis Snellen, 1895
- I. l. nigriana Grose-Smith, 1895
- I. l. obscura Staudinger, 1889
- I. l. princesa Staudinger, 1889
- I. l. samara Fruhstorfer, 1910
- I. l. siamensis (Godfrey, 1916)
- I. l. solyma Fruhstorfer, 1910
- I. l. vedana Fruhstorfer, 1906
- I. l. vicetia Fruhstorfer, 1911
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