Tiger Longwing from Ecuador

Subject: Ecuador Butterfly
Location: Mindo, Ecuador
November 20, 2013 8:54 am
Hi everyone,
This is my first post here. I need this butterfly which was photogaphed at Mariposas de Mindo in Ecuador ID’d.
Thanks for any help, I’m more interested in the English common name or family name than the scientific name – but any info is helpful.
Signature: Nate

Tiger Longwing
Tiger Longwing

Hi Nate,
Based on photos on iNaturalist, this is either a Tiger Longwing,
Heliconius hecale, or a closely related species.  This is a common species in butterfly habitats and we suspect they are raised on butterfly farms.

Thanks Daniel, I really appreciate it.

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