Red Postman

Heliconius erato

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Heliconius erato, or the red postman, is one of about 40 neotropical species of butterfly belonging to the genus Heliconius. It is also commonly known as the small postman, the red passion flower butterfly, or the crimson-patched longwing. It was described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

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  1. (c) alessandradalia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/31720312
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliconius_erato

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