Postman Butterfly - Heliconius Melpomene by Lepidoptera

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Heliconius melpomene aglaope

The Postman Butterfly, Common Postman, or simply Postman is one of the Heliconiine butterflies found from Mexico to northern South America.

Heliconius melpomene is a widespread neotropical species well known for its geographic diversity in colour pattern. Throughout its range, H. melpomene is co-mimetic with Heliconius erato, and both species have around 30 named geographic sub-species. H. melpomene is generally less abundant than H. erato, but both are found in open areas. H. melpomene can however be locally common in river edges and along streams.
Source: Tolweb


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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!
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Sorry please delete the above entry!

  • Done Ray, thank you! Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Nice detailed work

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture!
    1 DAY 2011/04/11

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