Postman Butterfly (Heliconius melpomene rosina) by Maree  Clarkson

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Postman Butterfly (Heliconius melpomene rosina) by 

Camera : Fuji FinePix 2800Zoom
Taken at “Butterflies for Africa”, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Heliconius melpomene rosina

On my last visit to “Butterflies for Africa” in Pietermaritzburg, I got some beautiful shots of the butterflies there and this is Rosina or Postman (Heliconius melpomene rosina) on a Lantana and is one of the heliconiine butterflies found from Mexico to northern South America.

The inside of the Butterfly House – Image Credit

  1. 20th April 2014 – FEATURED in Tuesday Afternoon
  2. 24th April 2014 – FEATURED in “Country Bumpkin”


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendall4 months ago

    It must have been a wonderful experience Maree!! A beautiful pic!!

  • Thank you! It’s lovely there Liz, you should try and fit in a visit if you haven’t been there already.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks4 months ago

    A stunning image Maree – so clear and colourful !

  • Aaah, many thanks Roy!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • barnsis
    barnsis3 months ago

  • Thank you for the feature Barnsis, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Peters3 months ago

    Very good…

  • Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies3 months ago

    Lovely find, congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you Angie!

    – Maree Clarkson

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