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Heliconius hortense

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Heliconius hortense (opened wings)
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (André Sarrazin)

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Description

Sub-family

Heliconiinae

Geographical distribution

Americas central and southern, Mexico

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

6-7 cm

Host plants

Passifloraceae

Host plants in the greenhouse

passiflore

Similar species

Heliconius doris, Heliconius melpomene, Heliconius erato

French name
Hortense
Scientific name
Heliconius hortense
English name
Large postman
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Nymphalidae

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