Cydno Longwing - Heliconius cydno by Lepidoptera

Cydno Longwing - Heliconius cydno by 

Cydno Longwing – Heliconius cydno
Heliconius cydno is a polytypic species ranging from southern Mexico to western Ecuador, with a number of closely-related entities (including H. pachinus, H. heurippa, H. timareta and H. tristero) that have been described as separate species but may be differentiated geographical races or the results of introgressive hybridization. Patterns of gene flow between races of H. cydno and races of its close relative H. melpomene are the subject of much current research (e. g., Mavarez et al. 2006).
Heliconius cydno is involved in Müllerian mimicry with Heliconius sapho over most of its range, and also with Heliconius eleuchia in western Colombia and Ecuador. In the upper Cauca valley of Colombia, there are no corresponding races of either of the latter species, and H. cydno weymeri is comimetic with H. erato chestertonii, whose usual mimic H. melpomene is also not present there.
Source: Tolweb

Featured in The Wonder of Wings on January 18/2012

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    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

    Superb capture- lovely clear and detailed shot!

  • robmac
    robmacover 4 years ago

    Beautiful butterfly grear shot

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Amazing!!!!! What place you make this shot, if you no sicret?

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

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    Lepidopteraover 4 years ago

    Thank you all so very much for the great support!

  • Janice McCafferty
    Janice McCaffertyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely stunning! How Beautiful…laura

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    What a pretty specimen, don’t think I’ve ever seen one! Great job!

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 4 years ago

    Thanks to All for the kind comments & great support!

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