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Heliconius sara


The Sara Longwing (Heliconius sara) is a species of neotropical heliconiid butterfly found from Mexico to the Amazon Basin 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.
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.
Source: Wikipedia


Featured in Animals as They Should Be on May 15/2011


Featured in GEMS on March 17/2011

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sara longwing, heliconius sara, butterfly, lepidoptera, wings, nature, insect, heliconius

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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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    Oh so pretty! Great capture my friend! XXSUEXX

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    love the colors and clarity here…

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkover 3 years ago

    the plush green really makes this beauty stand out. super sharp BF capture. cheers!

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago


    Congratulations!!! Thanks for showing me some green on this St. Patrick’s Day!!!~~March 17, 2011 (All of the front page features are green today.) Deb

  • Deborah, thank you so much for the feature on St. Patricks Day, great to see all the green.
    Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 3 years ago


    Thank you for the visit and wonderful support, much appreciated!
    Johanna

  • RCTrotman
    RCTrotmanabout 3 years ago

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