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The Doris longwing - Heliconius doris Amazonica the butterfly dome of Blijdorp Zoo. Such a great place to be especially in the early morning when the butterflies are still a little bit sleepy :) Animalia,Arthropoda,Butterfly,Diergaarde Blijdorp,Geotagged,Heliconiinae,Heliconiini,Heliconius,Insecta,Laparus doris,Lepidoptera,Nymphalidae,The Netherlands,Zoo,butterflies Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The Doris longwing - Heliconius doris

Amazonica the butterfly dome of Blijdorp Zoo. Such a great place to be especially in the early morning when the butterflies are still a little bit sleepy :)

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  1. Wow again, your quality is so consistently high.

    Is this a special butterfly section in that zoo? Is it inside or outside?
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Yep inside, a special dome where a tropical climate prevails.
      The giant turtle was also made in this dome :)
      Posted 4 years ago

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The Doris Longwing or The Doris is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family and only member of the ''Laparus'' genus. It is found from Central America to the Amazon.

It is found from sea level to 1200 metres in forest clearings.

The larvae primarily feed on ''Granadilla'' species. Adults feed on nectar from ''Lantana'' flowers, with the females also collect pollen from ''Psiguria'' and ''Psychotia'' flowers.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Wendy
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Uploaded Aug 6, 2014. Captured in Stadhoudersweg, 3039 Rotterdam, The Netherlands.