Heliconius Hybrid-1 -Male -Ecuador
Heliconius Hybrid-1 -Male -Ecuador -(2.5 in wingspan)
-Although there are 39 species of Heliconius they often HYBRIDIZE
which result in an infinite number of incredible patterns and colors.
-The caterpillars for Heliconius butterflies feed only on Passion Flower Vines
which contain cyanide(in the leaves not the fruit). Consequently these
butterflies are unpalatable to predators which is why they have very
bright colors to warn predators.
-Heliconius are one of the longest living butterflies(about 6 months).