Heliconius doris populations are polymorphic in parts of the species distribution, with blue, red or green coloration at the base of the dorsal hindwing.
DORIS was the Okeanid nymph wife of the sea-god Nereus, and the mother of the fifty Nereides. She may have been the goddess of the rich fishing-grounds found at the mouths of rivers where fresh water mingled with the brine. The Okeanides were sisters of the Rivers. Her name is connected with two words–dôron, “gift” or “bounty,” and zôros, “pure” and “unmixed.” Zôros was often used to describe fresh water and from it were derived words such as zôrua “a pipe for running water” and zôrux “a canal or water conduit” (Doris).
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