Butterflies – Doris Longwing – Heliconius doris
Photographed at the Carleton University “Live” Butterfly exhibit in the Fall of 2010. (Location)
The Doris Longwing is found in Central America south into the Amazon watershed of South America.Â The basic identification markings of this longwing are the two white markings on the fore wing. The Doris has different color variations (subspecies) depending on its habitat and where it is located.Â According to various sources, the color variations can include the blue/black combination of the hind wing as seen in the above photo or can be a combination ofÂ red/black or green/black. There are numerous other Longwings of the Heliconiidae family of butterflies and telling them apart is something that I am no expert on so ….