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The Sara longwing is a species of neotropical heliconiid butterfly found from Mexico to the Amazon Basin and southern Brazil. It is a colourful species: the dorsal wing surface is black with a large medial patch of metallic blue that is framed by two bands of white on the forewings. The ventral wing surface is a dull brown to black with muted bands and small red spots on the proximal margin; total wingspan is 55–60 mm.

Inhabiting rainforests, adults are commonly found among sparser.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Annette Flottwell
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By Annette Flottwell

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Uploaded Sep 24, 2019. Captured Sep 5, 2019 16:27 in Unnamed Road, Provincia de Guanacaste, TilarĂ¡n, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO320
  • 145mm