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|Common Tiger Longwing|
Mexico to N. South America
Longwing butterflies have very elongated wings and are slow fliers. Since the larvae feed on passionflower vines, which are poisonous, the adults are also unpalatable and advertise this with warning colors. Warning colors include combinations of red, orange, yellow, and white with black or brown. Most unpalatable butterflies make themselves obvious to would-be predators by flying slow and landing frequently in the open.
Photo taken at the Butterfly Garden in Victoria
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Lovely butterfly & superbly photographed. The red color is splendid. Well done & TFS.
- [2011-06-29 6:53]
Lovely butterfly, very colorful, well captured. tfs.