Zebra Longwing

Heliconius charithonia

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Heliconius charithonia, the zebra longwing or zebra heliconian, is a species of butterfly belonging to the subfamily Heliconiinae of the family Nymphalidae. The boldly striped black and white wing pattern is aposematic, warning off predators.

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  1. (c) Cheryl Harleston, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/5732612
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliconius_charithonia

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