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Heliconius burneyi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Heliconius
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Similar  Heliconius demeter, Heliconius ricini, Heliconius telesiphe, Heliconius elevatus, Heliconius wallacei

Heliconius burneyi, the Burney's longwing, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It was described by Jacob Hübner in 1831. It is found in the Amazon basin. The habitat consists of tall forests.

The larvae are gregarious and mostly feed on Passiflora species from the subgenera Astrophea and Distephana. Full-grown larvae have a maroon and black body with a black head and reach a length of about 10 mm.


  • Heliconius burneyi burneyi (French Guiana)
  • Heliconius burneyi ada Neustetter, 1925 (Brazil: Rondônia)
  • Heliconius burneyi anjae Neukirchen, 1995 (Brazil: Amazonas)
  • Heliconius burneyi boliviensis Neukirchen, 1995 (Bolivia)
  • Heliconius burneyi catharinae Staudinger, 1885 (Brazil: Pará, Amazonas)
  • Heliconius burneyi huebneri Staudinger, 1897 (Peru)
  • Heliconius burneyi jamesi Neukirchen, 1995 (Peru)
  • Heliconius burneyi koenigi Neukirchen, 1995 (Peru)
  • Heliconius burneyi lindigii C. & R. Felder, 1865 (Colombia)
  • Heliconius burneyi mirtarosa Orellana, 2006 (Venezuela)
  • Heliconius burneyi skinneri Brown & Fernández, 1985 (Venezuela)
  • References

    Heliconius burneyi Wikipedia