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Catching butterflies with the longest butterfly net in the world

Travel into the rainforest of Pimpilala, Ecuador with conservation educator and naturalist Phil Torres as he looks for butterflies with Dr. Susan Finkbeiner. As an entomologist and evolutionary biologist, she uses the longest butterfly net in the world to catch Heliconius butterflies so that she can research their coloration, behavior, and vision.

Previous travel with Torres: A night adventure to see Nicaragua’s sea turtles.

Next: Blue morpho butterflies emerge from their chrysalises and What Gives the Morpho Butterfly Its Magnificent Blue?

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