Primary Bowtie Butterflies (11×14)
A prolific sub-family of butterflies in Latin America is Heliconiinae containing 5 tribes and over 45 genera. Their distinctive morphology has earned them the common name Bowtie or Longwing Butterflies. Most Heliconiidae caterpillars feed on poisonous plants such as Passiflora and the adults generally retain the toxicity that is absorbed in the larval stage.
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