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Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Heliconius charitonius


The designated state butterfly of Florida! Black with horizontal yellowish stripes across, very interestingly shaped and flies with the most unique flutter I've ever seen. Simply looked unreal. They are fairly long lived for butterflies, living for many months rather than weeks. Also eat both pollen and nectar.


Found it at Wekiwa Springs in Florida.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

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