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Tropical Milkweed Butterfly or Tiger-mimic Queen It constantly surprises me how many different butterfly species use this orange and black pattern. Geotagged,Lycorea halia,Trinidad and Tobago,Tropical Milkweed Butterfly,Winter,black,butterfly,insect,nature,orange,stripe,wildlife,yellow Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Tropical Milkweed Butterfly or Tiger-mimic Queen

It constantly surprises me how many different butterfly species use this orange and black pattern.

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  1. beautiful shot of this new variant of orange and black stripes.
    Must be the health and safety design :)
    Posted 4 years ago

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The Tropical Milkweed Butterfly is a species of nymphalid butterfly in the Danainae subfamily. It is found from Peru to the Caribbean and Mexico. Strays can be found as far north as Texas. The habitat consists of rainforest.

The wingspan is about 95–108 mm. Adults feed on bird droppings.

The larvae feed on ''Carica papaya'', ''Ficus carica'', ''Asclepias curassavica'', and ''Jacartia''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by haylo
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Uploaded Feb 12, 2016. Captured Jan 15, 2016 13:14 in Tucker Valley Road, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/8.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm