Numata Longwing Butterfly Heliconius numata

Numata Longwing Butterfly
Numata Longwing Butterfly emerged from chrysalis
The Numata Longwing Butterfly, one of the Heliconian or Longwing family, is native to much of South America. It has a large number of subspecies over its vast range.
To make identification more difficult, it also has several different forms, often mimicking the Melinea species of Clearwing/Tigerwing butterflies (Mullerian mimicry).