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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 A Bugs Kingdom on March 25/2011

Featured in Art and Collectables Sales on March 25/2011

My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 4 years ago

    Thats a tender moment wel captured

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    yolandaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful butterfly image :-)

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    rasnidreameralmost 4 years ago

    So fabulous!! Your images just amaze me!! XXSUEXX

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture, your photo’s of all these beautiful butterflies are fabulous.

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    murals2goalmost 4 years ago

    How rare for me to see!, Thankyou!!

  • ASSA
    ASSAalmost 4 years ago

    Grate shot!

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome feature great work.

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for the Feature in Art and Collectables Sales on March 25/2011
    Thank you All so much for the visit and wonderful support!

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