Hecale Longwing - Heliconius hecale zuleika by Lepidoptera

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Hecale Longwing – Heliconius hecale zuleika
Heliconius Butterfly Calendar
Heliconius comprise a colorful and widespread brush-footed butterfly genus distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the New World. These butterflies utilize Passion flower plants as their larval food source and rely on bright wing color patterns to signal their distastefulness to potential predators (aposematism). Heliconius butterflies benefit from mimicking other unpalatable species of butterfly because doing so spreads the cost of educating predators.
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Featured in The Wonder of Wings on July 4/2012

Featured in Calendar Shop on June 23/2011

Featured in Closeups in Nature November 18/2010

Featured in All That is Nature November 15/2010

Featured in Live and let Live November 10/2010

Thank you ALL for your visit, comments & great support, so very kind and much appreciated!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 4 years ago


  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

  • Elaine, Thank you so much for the Feature!

    – Lepidoptera

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago

    so fabulous!! great timing.

  • Lanis Rossi
    Lanis Rossialmost 4 years ago

    On your feature!
    Much deserved!

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you All so much for the great comments and support!

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walteralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Excellent DOF and beautiful color and light.

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • ienemien
    ienemienalmost 4 years ago

    Super!! Wow what a fantastic photo… I love your composition and the pink flowers… together a Harmony from a high level! Bye ien

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • Adam Bykowski
    Adam Bykowskialmost 4 years ago

    Something magical about the way the light is bouncing off the leaves. The more I look at this one, the more I like it. Nice one.

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