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Erato Longwing

Heliconius erato




1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Erato Longwing
Heliconius erato


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PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 5 years ago

Wow, thank you bayucca for all that research. I have uploaded a second picture so you can see the whole body. Maybe the yellow line can help you.. I would love to help searching but I really have not enough knowledge about butterflies for this!

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Tough one! I checked hundreds of Erato but did not find a perfect match. Erato and the corresponding mimic Melpomene are all very variable within the genus and species, not forgetting all the possible hybrids.
Common ones in your area are Erato phyllis (the normal phenotype does not match at all!)
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/ih...
and Erato venustus, which does usually not match as well
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/ih...
But from both are some similar to yours around, but differences are too big for following this trace. Erato amphitrite looks also similar:
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/he...
http://cliniquevetodax.com/Heliconius/pa...
http://tolweb.org/Heliconius_erato/72242...
I have to close my tabs on my iPad, so, I will come back later, meaning I will keep my eyes on this one...

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 5 years ago

Thank you RiekoS!

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Beautiful.

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 5 years ago

Super, thx again bayucca!

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

I will give you the links later, I will also try to find the subspecies.

PieterColpaert
Spotted by
PieterColpaert

BNI, Bolivia

Lat: -15.00, Long: -64.74

Spotted on Nov 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2014

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