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Common Postman butterfly Heliconius melpomene, found in the mangrove exhibit in Burgers Zoo Burgers Zoo,Butterfly,Common postman,Fall,Geotagged,Heliconius melpomene,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Common Postman butterfly

Heliconius melpomene, found in the mangrove exhibit in Burgers Zoo

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The postman butterfly, common postman, or simply postman is one of the heliconiine butterflies found from Mexico to northern South America. Several species in the genus have very similar markings and are difficult to distinguish.This is an example of mimicry.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by bpeters
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Uploaded Oct 23, 2019. Captured Oct 20, 2019 12:50 in Cattepoelseweg, 6816 Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • iPhone XS Max
  • f/1.8
  • 1/102s
  • ISO100
  • 4.25mm