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Zebra Heliconian Butterflies

Heliconius charithonia

Description:

Black butterflies with white stripes an small red markings.

Habitat:

This was taken at the Nicaragua Butterfly Reserve in Granada but they are native to that area.

Notes:

Interesting bit of info about them, "Males patrol for females, and are also attracted to female chrysalids. A male will wait on the chrysalis and mate with the female as she is about to emerge. He then deposits on her abdomen a chemical than repels other males". from http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org

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SG in CR
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SG in CR

Granada, Granada, Nicaragua

Spotted on Oct 18, 2016
Submitted on Oct 18, 2016

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