A canopy flyer Idea leuconoe

A High Flyer. This butterfly spends hours gliding in gentle circles high up in the forest canopy. One interesting characteristic with this species is that it can turn its head from side to side. Before it takes off, it looks up to where its going. This head articulation is found in all the Monarch family.

Name: Tree Nymph

Latin: Idea leuconoe

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: The Philippines

Food plant: Parsonsia