Rice paper butterfly (oogomadara)

The Rice Paper butterfly (Idea leuconoe) because of papery texture of wings. In Japanese, it is known as the oogomadara オオゴマダラ A.k.a. Tree Nymph butterfly or Paper Kite known especially for its beautiful golden shiny pupa and often shown in butterfly greenhouses and at live butterfly expositions because it is a large and spectacular species. A migratory butterfly of Southeast Asian origin but sighted a lot in Japan

Golden pupa of the rice paper butterfly

See this blog for photos and this video for more on the butterfly

Source of photos: Wikimedia Commons

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