Open Wings Cydno Longwing - Heliconius cydno by Lepidoptera

Open Wings Cydno Longwing - Heliconius cydno by 

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

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Heliconius cydno

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  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 4 years ago

    What an incredibly gorgeous, beautiful – oh, you get the idea don’t you?
    Lovely image, lovely insect

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonalmost 4 years ago

    A stunning image………….fav

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreameralmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture! An instant fave for me! XXSUEXX

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 4 years ago

    WOW how beautiful!!! Gorgeous colour!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • laruecherie
    laruecheriealmost 4 years ago

  • Hi Larucherie, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group.

    – Lepidoptera

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