Butterflies are amazing creatures – their colours are outstanding, each species flies in a unique way, and some can even eat pollen!
In a lot of cultures butterflies are revered for their amazing ability to metamorphose from a caterpillar, so in my posts I hope do these lovely animals justice.
This butterfly is a Paper kite, or Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe). They fly so beautifully, swooping and gliding around which is one reason why they got their name. Native children in Indonesia used to catch the butterflies and tie fishing string around the thorax. They would then “fly” them like kites.