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Common Longwing

Heliconius elevatus

Description:

Heliconius butterflies are characterised by having a very delicate fluttering flight, particularly when hovering around flowers. They commonly nectar at Hamelia, Lantana and Palicourea.

Habitat:

tropical rainforest, amazon

Notes:

Spotted this at Fin del Mundo, near Mocoa.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Common Longwing
Heliconius erato Butterflies of Amazonia - Heliconius erato
Common Postman
Heliconius melpomene Heliconius melpomene


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11 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thank you Sachin.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Superb,,

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks again Gerardo but I think this one is Heliconius elevatus as well. It could have been the same butterfly flying around.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Hi Dan this one also has a difference in the wings marks from the Heliconius erato.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID Andreas and help Gerardo and Tiz. Thanks Nath, Jason, Carol and Rieko for the comments.

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Nice.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Wonderful!

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

could be this one, and if it os not... It is not that far away :)
http://benthebutterflyguy.blogspot.com/2...

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Unusual butterfly!

nathaliariasg
nathaliariasg 8 years ago

Woow beauty!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Putumayo, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 7, 2013
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013

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