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Heliconius melpomene Amaryllis


Heliconius melpomene, the postman butterfly, common postman or simply postman,[1] is one of the heliconiine butterflies found from Mexico to northern South America.[2] Several species in the genus have very similar markings and are difficult to distinguish. This is an example of mimicry.


The distribution of this butterfly is from Central America to Southern Brazil.


Picture taken at London, Natural History museum Exhibition

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London, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 21, 2017
Submitted on Jun 29, 2017

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