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Tiger Longwing

Heliconius hecale zuleika


This butterfly was collecting pollen as Heliconius females feed on pollen as well as nectar. They have a very delicate fluttering flight as they go from flower to flower.


feeding along the edge of tropical rainforest


Tiger Longwing is also called Hecale Longwing, Golden Longwing, or Golden Heliconian.

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San José, San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 24, 2015
Submitted on May 29, 2015

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