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Tiger Longwing

Heliconius hecale


Seen at a butterfly exhibit

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Tiger Longwing
Heliconius hecale Heliconius hecale

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bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, Heliconius hecale zuleika.

HeatherK 9 years ago

Thanks Willie!
I am new to Project Noah and just getting the hang of this. It's great fun and very educational.

williefromwi 9 years ago

Then I am rather confident that I have your ID. Glad I could help you, Heather32

HeatherK 9 years ago

Your ID seems spot on. I took the photo at the California Academy of Science butterfly exhibit where they had specimens from all over the world.

williefromwi 9 years ago

Was this spotting made in a butterfly exhibit? It does not matter, but it would help to know so one could make a positive Id. I suspect this is a Tiger Longwing and if this was at a butterfly exhibit at a museum or a zoo, I would feel much more confident with my id. It could be this is a butterfly that ventured a bit to far north.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 22, 2011
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

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