Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1150533

Erato Heliconian
Heliconius erato

Observation date: December 23, 2017
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: What a treat! A Florida Purplewing had been reported the previous day, so we went over in hopes of relocating it. This Erato was our consolation prize! Seen at one of the crossover trails that connect the Hackberry with the lower trail. My camera can't do justice to the colors on this amazing butterfly.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: December 25, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Hidalgo County, United States, Texas