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Postman Butterfly

Posted on July 01, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

postman butterfly

 

Common Name: Postman
Scientific Name: Heliconius Melpomene Wingspan: 5.5–8 cm (2.2–3.1 in)
Location: Central America to Southern Brazil

The Heliconius Melpomene is also known as the postman butterfly. It’s one of the heliconiine butterflies found from Mexico to northern South America. Several species in the genus have very similar markings and are difficult to distinguish. The distribution of this butterfly is from Central America to Southern Brazil. The postman butterfly has large long wings with an orange stripe down each forewing. It is poisonous and has red patterns on its wings. It has three and the yellowish white stripe on the underside ends before it reaches the margin.

postman butterfly

 

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