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Heliconius melpomene

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Heliconius melpomene (morph)
Heliconius melpomene
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  •  Heliconius melpomene

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Description

Sub-family

Heliconiinae

Geographical distribution

Americas central and southern, Mexico

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

6-8 cm

Host plants

Passifloraceae

Host plants in the greenhouse

passiflore

Similar species

Heliconius erato, Heliconius doris, Heliconius hortense

French name
Héliconius melpomène
Scientific name
Heliconius melpomene
English name
Melpomene longwing
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Nymphalidae

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