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Species Heliconius erato - Erato Heliconian - Hodges#4419

Heliconius erato (Linnaeus) - Heliconius erato Heliconius erato (Linnaeus) - Heliconius erato
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Heliconiinae (Heliconians and Fritillaries)
Tribe Heliconiini (Longwings or Heliconians)
Genus Heliconius
Species erato (Erato Heliconian - Hodges#4419)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Crimson-patched Longwing (1), red postman
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heliconius erato (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Papilio erato Linnaeus, 1758
stray to s. TX / Mex. to S. Amer. - Map (MPG, BOA)
Larval food: passion vines - Passiflora spp.
Works Cited
1.National Audubon Society Field Guide to Butterflies
Robert Michael Pyle. 1981. Knopf.