Butterflies – Mexican Longwing – Heliconius hortense

Butterflies – Mexican Longwing – Heliconius hortense

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Photographed at the Carleton University “Live” Butterfly exhibit in the Fall of 2010. (Location)

The Mexican Longwing, also referred to as the Mountain Longwing, occurs naturally from Mexico south to Ecuador. It is a member of the Nymphalidae family of butterflies and occupies neotropical cloud forests within its range.

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