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Red Postman on Anthurium - Heliconius erato by Lepidoptera

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Red Postman on Anthurium – Heliconius erato

The Red Postman (Heliconius erato) is one of about 40 Neotropical species of butterfly belonging to the genus Heliconius. It is also commonly known as the Small Postman, the Red Passion Flower Butterfly, or the Crimson-patched Longwing. Heliconius erato is up to about 5.5–8 cm (2.2–3.1 in) in wingspan with a jerky unelegance in flight. Like Heliconius charitonius, H. erato is one of the few butterflies that collects and digests pollen, conferring considerable longevity to the adults (several months). Adults roost in groups, returning to the same location each night.
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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 Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Briar Richard
    Briar Richardalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful! So colorful, but also very warm.

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    2012/04/14 1 Image per 24hrs
    Brilliant and vibrant!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    2012/04/14 1 Image per 24hrs

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreameralmost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture, and fantastic info! XXSUEXX

  • puffin
    puffinalmost 3 years ago

    very nice capture

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...almost 3 years ago

    Featured April 2012

  • Hi Corri, thank you for the Feature in your wonderful group, so proud on it!
    Butterfly Kisses,

    – Lepidoptera

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