Friday Floral – Flying Flowers

paper kite butterfly on red flower at Butterfly Wonderland

This Paper Kite butterfly (Idea leuco noe) is also commonly known as a Rice Paper or Tree Nymph butterfly and is found in the tropics.  This particular butterfly was in captivity at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, AZ.

The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun