Butterflies

Heliconius erato petiverana

Heliconius erato petiverana butterflyCommon Name:

Scientific Name: Heliconius erato petiverana

Family: Nymphalidae.

Subfamily: Heliconninae.

Genus: Heliconius, Kluk, 1802.

Species: erato.

FW Length: 31-37 mm.

Geographic Range: Occurs commonly from sea level to 1600 m, on both slopes, in association with disturbed forest and second-growth habitats.

Host Plant (s): Passiflora biflora (Passifloraceae).

Unique Characteristics: Frequently found flying low to the griund along forest edges, in coffee plantations, and in open pastures.

Metamorphosis Time Life (days)
Egg Caterpillar Chysalis Butterfly Life
14 22 20 28-35
Total Proccess: 84-91