Idea leuconoe princesa
English : Paper kite
French : Grand planeur, Papillon papier-de-riz
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Notes : Up to 29 other subspecies known.
Adults can grow to a wingspan up to 14 cm. Very large and broad wings with white base color and numerous black veins and spots. Edges of wings show silvery-white spots separated by black edging. Body striped black and white.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is endemic to Palawan and Sulu. Species found from Japan and Taiwan to Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and western and central Indonesia. Lives in mangroves, humid woodlands and forests, up to 400 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species hasn’t been assessed but it has a huge range and is locally common. Some populations may be locally threatened by loss of habitat.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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