Green Doris Longwing

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    The Doris Longwing or Doris Butterfly (Heliconius doris) is a butterfly of the big tropical Nymphalidae family. This butterfly has long, narrow black wings with vivid blue, red, green or yellow coloration at the base of the dorsal hindwing. Characteristics are the two white spots on the forewing.
    The wingspan is 55 to 80 mm. The Doris Longwing is found in the tropical rainforests from Southern Mexico to the Amazon Basin in Brazil and Bolivia between sea level and 1800 m.
    This species can live up to 9 months, an extremely long time. The most tropical butterflies normally live only a couple weeks.
    This Green Doris Longwing had been taken in the butterfly house Vlindervallei (Butterfly Valley) of the Orchideeënhoeve (Orchid Farm) in Luttelgeest, the Netherlands.

    De Doris Longwing (Heliconius Doris) - er is geen Nederlandse naam voor deze vlinder - is een lid uit de grote tropische Nymphalidae familie (passiebloemvinders en parelmoervlinders).
    Deze dagvlinder heeft lange, smalle zwarte vleugels met verschillend gevormde en gekleurde tekening in de kleuren blauw, rood, groen of geel.
    Kenmerkend zijn ook de twee witte vlekken op de voorvleugel. De vleugelspanwijdte is 55 à 80 mm.
    De Doris Longwing wordt gevonden tussen het zeeniveau en 1800 meter in de tropische regenwouden van Zuid-Mexico tot in Amazonegebied van Brazilië en Bolivia.
    De vlinder kan tot 9 maanden oud worden, een extreem lange tijd. De meest tropische vlinders leven maar een paar weken.

    Deze opname is gemaakt in de Vlindervallei, deel van de Orchideeënhoeve in Luttelgeest (Flevoland, Noordoostpolder). De Vlindervallei is met circa 1750 m2 de grootste en ook een van de mooiste overdekte vlindertuinen van Europa. Tussen rotsformaties en prachtige bloemen fladderen enorm veel tropische vlinders rond uit vooral zuidoost Azië, Afrika en Midden- en Zuid Amerika langs kabbelende beekjes en kleurrijke nectarplanten, de Orchideeënhoeve noemt zelf ruim 2500. Er zijn ook vogels en leguanen.
    De vlindervallei maakt onderdeel uit van de Orchideeënhoeve en is daar een van de vier overdekte tropische thematuinen. Naast duizenden vaak zeldzame orchideeën zijn er ook vele andere prachtige tropische bloemen, planten en vlinders te zien en te fotograferen. De orchideeënkwekerij kan ook bezocht worden. Info Orchideeënhoeve: ( www.orchideeenhoeve.nl )
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