Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 914586

Erato Heliconian
Heliconius erato

Observation date: July 07, 2013
Date notes: early july
Submitted by: renaissance
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: sunny day. garden.butterfly feeding.
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: harrylegrand
Verified date: October 18, 2013
Coordinator notes: Though in a garden, this is 99.9% an escape from the Butterfly House at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science in Durham. It cannot be considered as a legitimate record, and thus should NOT be included in the BAMONA database. This is basically a Mexican species, essentially found in the US only very rarely in the Rio Grande of Texas.
Checklist region(s): United States, North Carolina, Durham County