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Heliconius erato petiveriana
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It is either Heliconius erato petiverana OR Heliconius melpomene rosina. See comment below.
Could also be Heliconius melpomene rosina, Postman. You can't separate them from an open wing shot, you need a ventral view. And do not forget all the variation within both species. Do you have one? Otherwise I would go with Heliconius sp. with mentioning both candidates in the description.http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/heli...http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/heli...
Spotted on Jan 3, 2013 Submitted on Jan 3, 2013
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