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Photo take at my backyard this longwing stop on a Spinach tree plant flower for some seconds. Unpperside and underside are the same black and yellow stripes and dots about 9 cm wingspan has small red dots next to the abdomen.
The butterfly ranges over parts of North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. In North America the butterfly is found in the southern parts of the United States including Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North and South Carolina. In South and Central America, it has been recorded in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Wikipedia
It was declared the official butterfly for the state of Florida in the United States in 1996. More about Heliconius charithonia http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci...
Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 7, 2012
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