Heliconius sara: Sara Longwing butterfly

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The Sara Longwing [Heliconius sara] is a species of neotropical heliconiid butterfly found from Mexico to the AmazonBasin and southern Brazil. It is a colourful species: the dorsal wing surface is black with a large medial patch of metallic blue that is framed by two bands of white on the forewings.

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The ventral wing surface is a dull brown to black with muted bands and small red spots on the proximal margin; total wingspan is 55–60 mm.

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

Source: Wikipedia

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