named after its behaviour of visiting its nectar plants

Postman delivery. The postman is named after its behaviour of flying a route round all the nectar plants in the local area, visiting them one by one and like a postman delivering letters to houses.

Video clip of the Postman

Name: Postman

Latin: Heliconius melpomone

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Ecuador

Food plant: Passion Vine Family

Piano Key form of Postman Heliconius melpomone plessini thumbnail
Piano Key form of Postman Heliconius melpomone cyrthera
Piano Key form of Postman Heliconius melpomone hybrid
Aglaope Postman Heliconius melpomone