DescriptionFamily: Brush-footed Butterflies ( Nymphalidae )Subfamily: Longwings ( Heliconiinae )Identification: forewing leading edge. Underside brown; forewing with orange at base; both wings with elongated, iridescent silver spots. Life history : Males patrol for females, who lay eggs on many parts of the host plant. Caterpillars feed on most parts of the host. Adults overwinter in the south. Flight : Throughout the year in south Florida and South Texas, January-November in the north. Number of broods has not been determined. Wing span : 2 1/2 - 3 3/4 inches (6.3 - 9.5 cm). Photographed in Lovers Key State Park in Bonita Springs,Fl
Steve Shelasky, Longmeadow Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement IMAGEKIND FEATURED ARTIST MAY 30, 2009, May 12, 2011
I have always had an interest in photography & have been the guy with the camera at family events, etc. Now,that I have recently retired, I have the time to study & get serious with this wonderful craft. I am having a great time discovering & learning all the nuances of my newest camera, the Canon 7D. For most of my wildlife images I use the Canon Zoom Lens EF 100-400mm L series. My main interest is wildlife and nature photography, but I will also focus my attention on most any subject that moves me. In addition, I do enjoy manipulating images with Photoshop. I do hope you enjoy as much as I do the fine details of my photographic subjects!
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