Mating Zebra Longwing - Heliconius charithonia by Lepidoptera

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Mating Zebra Longwing – Heliconius charithonia
Heliconius charithonia, commonly known as the Zebra Longwing or Zebra Heliconian, is a species of butterfly belonging to the subfamily Heliconiinae of the Nymphalidae. It was declared the official butterfly for the state of Florida in the United States in 1996.
The butterfly ranges over parts of North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. In North America the butterfly is found in the southern parts of the United States including Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North and South Carolina. In South and Central America, it has been recorded in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
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Featured in Superbly Visual on October 29/2011

Featured in Macro Magic on October 27/2011

Featured in Closeups in Nature on October 13/2011

Thank you All for the visit and wonderful support, so very 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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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    8 October 2011 – 1 image per day

  • CRose
    CRoseover 3 years ago

    Vibrant and beautiful!

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    Beautiful catch. They are showing their wonderful dance of life.. Gorgeous.

  • vette
    vetteover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture showing excellent focus and detail. Susan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge

  • Hi Ray, thank you so much for the feature, yes I enter the challenge.

    – Lepidoptera

  • plan9
    plan9over 3 years ago

    I will always find amazing the complexity of lifeforms that live only for days. Great capture

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 3 years ago

  • Hi John, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group, proud on it.

    – Lepidoptera

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