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Zebra Longwing

Heliconius charithonia

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Found at the Oakland Nature Preserve in Oakland, FL

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Heather39
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Heather39

Florida, USA

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

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