Heliconidae and Ithomidae

The heliconids are a large group of Central and Southern American Nymphalidae species. The species exhibit strong warning colours to show their toxicity. The one member of the Ithomidae family on this page is Greta oto and is one of about 400 clearwing species worldwide.

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Dryadula phaetusa - Banded Orange Dryas julia - Flambeau Heliconius erato - Small postman
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Heliconius sara -  Heliconius athis - Athis longwing Heliconius hecale - Tiger longwing
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Heliconius melpomeme - Postman Greta oto - Glasswing Heliconius numata - Numata longwing
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Unsure species (3 pictures)
 
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