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Heliconius sp.

Heliconius sp.

Description:

Heliconius erato petiverana or Heliconius melpomene rosina.



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2 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Amount of spots, extension of the white bar and the smell ;-)

JosePabloCastillo
JosePabloCastillo 2 years ago

Unfortunately I don't have one from the underside.
For curiosity, what characteristics I must see at underside of the individual to identity one species from the other?

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Do you have another picture from the underside? It m,ight be Heliconius erato, but could also be Heliconius melpomene. So to be sure about the species we should see the underside. Common name is Erato Longwing or Red Postman or Postman for Heliconius melpomene.

Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.94, Long: -84.05

Spotted on Jan 18, 2015
Submitted on Jan 18, 2015

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