Tiger longwing butterfly

Tiger longwing butterfly

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Caption: Tiger longwing butterfly (Heliconius hecale). Colouring within this species of butterfly is highly variable, and cross-species mimicry is common. It is widespread across Latin America, found in habitats from sea level up 1500 metres. It feeds on passion flowers (Passiflora sp.).

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