The Wood Nymph, Ideopsis juventa
The Wood Nymph looks similar to the Rice Paper, having translucent white wings that are edged and veined with black. However, compared to the Rice Paper, the Wood Nymph is considerably smaller and has more black on its wings. Wood Nymphs are native to Southeast Asia.
This species is a member of the Danainae subfamily, also known as the milkweed butterflies. Like other Danainae, this butterfly aquires toxins from eating milkweed and these toxins protect Wood Nymphs from being eaten by predators.Click here to go back to Butterflies Main Page >