Heliconius erato: Red Postman butterfly

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The Red Postman [Heliconius erato] 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.

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Heliconius erato is up to about 5.5–8 cm [2.2–3.1 in] n wingspan with jerky flight.

Photos: Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, GA.[20120808]

Source: Wikipedia

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