The Paper Kite butterfly is a relatively common species in south-east Asia, occurring in coastal mangrove forest and dense lowland rainforest at altitudes between sea level and about 400m. Its flight is graceful and undulating interspersed with heavy flapping due to its large wing-size to body-size ratio.
Idea leuconoe gordita belongs to the Danaini tribe (for another example, see the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus), and deters predators with a chemical substance known as "danaidone, " which makes them unpalatable. Male butterflies accumulate the danaidone while collecting nectar from plants and pass it along to the female during mating to protect the eggs. This butterfly has been expertly prepared by hand to museum standards, and is mounted on conservation-grade foam in a large, hand-made, beautifully crafted case backed with Italian decorative paper. Absolutely ideal for wedding presents, Christmas and birthday presents, interior decor If you have any queries, or would like to request a different specimen, please get in touch! None of the butterflies offered for sale are listed on Annex A of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, and all are farmed this ensures that not only are the specimens in perfect condition, but that the practice is completely sustainable.
Butterfly farming allows farmers to generate income while conserving their natural heritage. The item "Idea leuconoe Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame" is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Animal Collectables\Insects & Butterflies". The seller is "juancarlos2nd" and is located in Monmouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.