Banded Orange at the Artis Royal Zoo (also known as Natura Artis Magistra), Amsterdam (Holland)
The Banded Orange, also known as the Banded Orange Heliconian or Orange Tiger, is a monotypic genus of the butterfly family Nymphalidae.
The Banded Orange is native from Brazil to central Mexico, and in summer it can be found rarely as far north as central Kansas.
And generally found in lowland tropical fields and valleys. Its coloured a bright orange with thick black stripes in males,
and a duller orange with fuzzier black stripes in females.
The Butterfly Pavilion is the largest of its kind in the Netherlands, covering a thousand square meters and housing thousands of butterflies.
Twice a day, butterflies that have just crawled out of their cocoons are released into the pavilion.