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Postman

Heliconius melpomene

Description:

black longwing butterfly with red and white markings

Habitat:

butterfly garden


1 species ID suggestions

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago
Postman
Heliconius melpomene Heliconius melpomene

2 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 2 years ago

Not that I can find. I'm surprised that I didn't get one by accident as these little guys rarely landed long enough for a clear shot as it was

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Might also be Heliconius erato petiverana. Heliconius melpomene rosina and the Red or Small Postman can't be separated from a dorsal shot. Do you have a ventral view?

Heredia, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.21, Long: -83.79

Spotted on Dec 19, 2011
Submitted on Jan 2, 2012

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