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Figure 4 Distribution map of the natural range of the butterfly Idea leuconoe in SE Asia (pecked line), showing its division into numerous named subspecies. This spectacular butterfly, the paper kite, or large tree nymph, is flown in many butterfly houses but is sourced from several different islands, bringing with it the risk of genetic mixing if livestock is exchanged between breeders or traded within the butterfly's distributional range. If it is bred in captivity in Southeast Asia outside its natural range, then there is also the risk of bastardisation of the local fauna.

Figure 4 Distribution map of the natural range of the butterfly Idea leuconoe in SE Asia (pecked line), showing its division into numerous named subspecies. This spectacular butterfly, the paper kite, or large tree nymph, is flown in many butterfly houses but is sourced from several different islands, bringing with it the risk of genetic mixing if livestock is exchanged between breeders or traded within the butterfly's distributional range. If it is bred in captivity in Southeast Asia outside its natural range, then there is also the risk of bastardisation of the local fauna.