Zebra Longwing Butterfly

The attached images of the Zebra Longwing butterflies where taken in Panama. Heliconius charithonia, the zebra longwing or zebra heliconian, is a species of butterfly belonging to the subfamily Heliconiinae of the Nymphalidae. The boldly striped black and white wing pattern is aposematic, warning off predators. The species is distributed across South and Central America and as far north as southern Texas and peninsular Florida; there are migrations north into other American states in the warmer months.

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

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