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Heliconius charitonius

The zebra longwing butterfly (Heliconius charitonius) was designated the official state butterfly of Florida in found throughout Florida; poisonous to predators.

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White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)

White-Admiral [Limenitis arthemis] is a polytypic species of North American brush-footed butterfly, common throughout much of the eastern United States. Photo by Brad Smith.

I ❤ butterflies . . . Mexican Blue Wing nectars on red Pentas. Myscelia ethusa. Myscelia cyaniris, Tropical Blue Wave. Deep almost purple blue field highlighted by white stripes. Light gray with more hooked forewing. ~By jungle mama

I ❤ butterflies . Mexican Blue Wing nectars on red Pentas. Deep almost purple blue field highlighted by white stripes. Light gray with more hooked forewing. ~By jungle mama

Sleepy Orange butterfly (Abaeis nicippe)  Habitat: Low elevation areas including pine flats, fields, desert scrub, gardens, vacant lots, road edges, and washes. Range: Central America north to along the United States-Mexico border; vagrant to non-mountainous parts of the eastern U. S. south of 40 latitude; rare stray to Ontario, Connecticut, South Dakota, and Colorado.

Sleepy Orange butterfly (Abaeis nicippe) Habitat: Low elevation areas including pine flats, fields, desert scrub, gardens, vacant lots, road edges, and washes. Range: Central America north to along the United States-Mexico border; vagrant to non-mountainous parts of the eastern U. S. south of 40 latitude; rare stray to Ontario, Connecticut, South Dakota, and Colorado.

The Parthenice Tiger Moth (Grammia parthenice) is a moth of the ...

The Parthenice tiger moth (Grammia parthenice) is in the Arctiidae family. Found in southeastern Canada & the eastern United States.

Nymphidium mantus

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64. Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti), also known as the Fire-rim Tortoiseshell, is the only species of Aglais that occurs in North America.

Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti), also known as the Fire-rim Tortoiseshell, is the only species of Aglais that occurs in North America.

The monarch is toxic, the viceroy is non-toxic. Predators cannot tell the difference between the two and therefore avoid both. http://networkofideas.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/the-monarch-butterfly-vs-the-viceroy/

The nontoxic viceroy has adapted a similar morphology to the toxic monarch butterfly. This adaptation has inhibited predator differentiation between these two species :)

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