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Hecale Longwing on Pink Flower – Heliconius hecale zuleika
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. Hybrid speciation has been found to occur in this genus and may account for the diverse mimicry found in Heliconius butterflies.
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Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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hecale longwing, pink, flower, butterfly, lepidoptera, wings, insect, bug, nature, garden, heliconius, hecale zuleika

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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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Briar Richard
    Briar Richardabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago
  • Hi Evita, thank you for the Feature, so very much appreciated.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature,brilliant work!

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago


    18 July 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • davvi
    davviabout 2 years ago

    what a beautiful butterfly.

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 2 years ago

    Congratulations!

    Wildlife with a Bit of Red Features
    July 22, 2012

  • Hi DeeZ, thank you for the Feature, so very much appreciated.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago


    August 6th, 2012
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    Mary

  • Hi Mary, thanks for the Feature in your wonderful group, very much appreciated.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

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