Ethilia Longwing

Heliconius ethilla
Heliconius ethilla
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Heliconius ethilla, the ethilia longwing, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It was described by Jean-Baptiste Godart in 1819. It is found from Panama to southern Brazil. The habitat consists of marginal forests. The wingspan is 60–70 mm. The forewings are orange with a black margin and four black spots. The hindwings are orange with two black stripes. The larvae feed on Passiflora species. Full-grown larvae have a white body with an orange head and reach a length of about 17 mm.

Ethilia Longwing

Heliconius ethilla

Is Ethilia Longwing harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Nymphalidae
genus: Heliconius