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    Can you identify this butterfly beauty?

    I have taken these photos at the butterfly house, warmed tropical conditions, fog on my lens (wipe,wipe), and a lot of people. I tried to get in as close as possible to show how he feeds himself. When I got home I realise I did not know what kind of butterfly this is. Going back is not an option as it is in the province of New-Brunswick, about 7 hrs drive non stop! Can you help me identify him? Comments are welcome.Can you identify this butterfly beauty?
    Can you identify this butterfly beauty?

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    Re: Can you identify this butterfly beauty?

    I'm sorry that I can't identify the butterfly but I do like the photos, especially the second one.

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    Beautiful shots Louise.

    I'm not sure but I think this might be a Ricepaper Butterfly. They are nataive to Malaisia, Taiwan and the Philippines. Does the Butterfly house you went to have a website? If so they might have the butterflies listed. I was at a Butterfly house near where I live and this looks very much like the Ricepapers that they had there. Here is a link to a picture and brief description.
    http://www.cambridgebutterfly.com/in...article&id=154

    Wendy

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    Re: Can you identify this butterfly beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutR View Post
    Beautiful shots Louise.

    I'm not sure but I think this might be a Ricepaper Butterfly. They are nataive to Malaisia, Taiwan and the Philippines. Does the Butterfly house you went to have a website? If so they might have the butterflies listed. I was at a Butterfly house near where I live and this looks very much like the Ricepapers that they had there. Here is a link to a picture and brief description.
    http://www.cambridgebutterfly.com/in...article&id=154

    Wendy
    Thank you Wendy. Cambridge in Canada, really, what a coincidence!. The butterflies are surely similar. I am happy to be able to give it a name. The site you included talks about a complete "White" exibit in December. It would be quite an experience to be surrended by so many white butterflies!

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    Re: Can you identify this butterfly beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    I'm sorry that I can't identify the butterfly but I do like the photos, especially the second one.
    Thank you Terri for your comments. Now that Wendy helped with the identification, I know it is a rice paper butterfly or "idea leuconoe" of its full name. I just love this place, everyone is helpfull and I am learning a lot about photography and so much more. Thank you for the people that keeps this site running in tip top shape!

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