• Common Name: Hewitsoni Longwing
  • Scientific Name: Heliconius hewitsoni
  • Family: Nymphalidae
  • Subfamily: Heliconiinae
  • Tribe: Heliconiini
  • Wingspan: 2.7 to 3.3 in
  • Place of origin: Panama

Butterflies in the exhibit are raised on butterfly farms around the world. This form of sustainable agriculture helps protect natural forest habitats from destruction and promote local economic growth.

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Photos © Florida Museum, by Ryan Fessenden