• butterfly postman rainforest

    Image ID
    FOT638116
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    4.7 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5070 x 3380 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    429 x 286 mm
    16.9 x 11.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    butterfly small postman longwing red rainforest black sara green leaves nectar resting Heliconius erato Red Postman northern South America Costa Rica
    Description
    Heliconius erato is commonly known under a variety of names, such as the "Red Postman", the "Small Postman", the "Red Passion Flower Butterfly", or the "Crimson-Patched Longwing". It is one of about 40 different Neotropical species belonging to the genus Heliconius. The species is remarkably variable in color and form throughout northern South America, and its various appearances can be difficult to distinguish between various other Heliconius butterflies such as Heliconius sara, also known as the Sara Longwing. Particularly hard to distinguish is the related butterfly Heliconius melpomene, or "The Postman", which mimics almost all the color forms of Heliconius erato; color forms are synchronized between the two throughout their common habitats. Heliconius erato is up to about 2.25 inches in wingspan with a jerky unelegance in flight.
    Uploader
    Douglas Diamond
    Contributor
    Douglas Diamond
    Date Taken
    2009-07-18
    Uploaded on
    2009-12-07
    Collection
    Douglas Diamond's first collection
    Category
    Nature
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    1
    Gender
    Female
    Seven ages
    Adult
    Mood
    Casual
    Dress
    Clothed
    Ethnicities
    Caucasian
    Property Release
    Yes
    Dominant colour
    #202010