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Zebra Longwing

Heliconius charithonia


Long winged butterfly with yellow and black bands of color. This butterfly feeds on pollen as well as nectar, allowing it to synthesize a toxic compound, making it inedible to predators.


species is distributed across South and Central America but can also be found in Southern Texas and the peninsula of Florida


Found at the Oakland Nature Preserve in Oakland, FL

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2017
Submitted on Jun 24, 2017

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