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Longwing Zebra

Heliconius charithonia

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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...

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12 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Anoop :)

AnoopPBhaskar
AnoopPBhaskar 9 years ago

Beautiful creature and nice clicks :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks so much Adarsha :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks jprat:)

jprat001
jprat001 9 years ago

nice series

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks guys :)

FrancisQuintana
FrancisQuintana 9 years ago

Very pretty!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Precious...

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

beautiful pics !!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Smith´s Zoo :)

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Beautiful series Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 7, 2012

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