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Cydno Longwing and Melpomene Longwing Hybrid

Heliconius cydno galanthus x Heliconius melpomene

Description:

This is a hybrid of the Heliconius cydno galanthus (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/150...) and Heliconius melpomene (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/150...) longwings. The white substance on the probiscus is pollen. Thanks to bayucca...

Habitat:

Butterfly Pavillion, Mexico City Zoo

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Cydno Longwing and Melpomene Longwing Hybrid
Heliconius cydno galanthus x Heliconius melpomene Longwing Butterfly Hybrids


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3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

yes bayucca, I noticed the similarity, thought it might be a hybrid.
I have another one that only has a narrow white band on the upper wing. Those butterflies must have been up to some serious hanky-panky!
I'll post it next.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/152...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Interesting one, compare to your other picture:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/150...
That one is the native Heliconius cydno galanthus.
It is a hybrid of Heliconius cydno galanthus and Heliconius melpomene, with more Cydno than Melpomene, so scientific name would be Heliconius cydno galanthus x Heliconius melpomene hybrid.

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

added a new photo...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Distrito Federal, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 12, 2015
Submitted on Apr 16, 2015

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