Piano Key Butterfly, heliconius melpomene on a Mexican Orange Sunflower. Taken in Pompano Beach, Florida. ---------- The Piano Key butterfly is on of the Heliconiie butterflies, or longwings, and are found mostly in the neotropics of South and Central America. The Piano Key is more commonly called the Postman butterfly, know in taxonomy terms as Heliconius melpomene. Melpomene, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, was originally the Greek Muse of Singing but later became the Muse of Tragedy.
November 7th, 2013
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