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Zebra Heliconian Butterflies

Heliconius charithonia


Black butterflies with white stripes an small red markings.


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


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

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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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