Two Paper Kite Butterfly Frame
The paper kite butterfly (Idea leuconoe) is known especially for its presence in butterfly greenhouses and live butterfly expositions. The paper kite is of Southeast Asian origin. The framed specimens are from the Philippines.
Entomologist Michelle Lee Johnston focuses on preservation with respect. Each insect is delicately steamed or soaked to allow for pliable movements only within the insects natural ability, presenting the insects in their most natural form, free of harsh chemicals.
Each one of a kind piece draws attention to the beauty of our natural world and the creatures that fill it with wonder.