Heliconius(Longwing) -Hybrid -Male
Heliconius(Longwing) -Hybrid -Male -Columbia -(3 in wingspan).
-The caterpillars for these butterflies feed only on Passion Flower Vines
which contain cyanide(in the leaves not the fruit). Consequently these
butterflies are poisonous to eat which is why they have very bright
colors to warn predators.
-These are one of the longest living butterflies(about 6 months).
-Although there are 39 species of Heliconius they hybridize naturally
which result in an infinite number of incredible patterns and colors.
HeliconiusLongwingHybridMaleColumbiaBruce Smythe, from