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Zebra longwing butterfly

Heliconius charitonia

Description:

Long wings and creamy yellow zebra stripes. This butterfly was depositing eggs!

Habitat:

Fond of forest edges and woodland trails, it rarely spends long periods of time in open, sunny locations but is a common visitor to the shadier gardens and yards.

Notes:

The Zebra Longwing is the state butterfly of Florida.

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Melbourne, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.08, Long: -80.61

Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Aug 7, 2013

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