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Red postman or Erato butterfly

heliconius erato phyllis


According to Bentancur (2011:61) this is an Heliconius erato phyllis (Fabricius, 1775) type of butterfly which may be found in South Brazil, Uruguay and North of Argentina. It is a 50-77 mm butterfly which lives in forests. According to Bentacur (op.cit) while sleeping, several dozens get together and rest while hanging from a branch or twig.


Template forests. Southern Brazil, Northern Argentina and Uruguay.

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 24, 2012
Submitted on Jan 2, 2013


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