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Heliconius hecuba

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Heliconius
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Similar  Heliconius hermathena, Heliconius ricini, Heliconius demeter, Heliconius hecalesia, Heliconius atthis

Heliconius hecuba, the Hecuba longwing, is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It lives at altitudes ranging from 1000 to 2400 m in cloud forests in the northern Andes from Colombia to Ecuador.

The butterfly is named for Hecuba, the wife of King Priam of ancient Troy.

The larvae feed on plants from the genus Granadilla.

Subspecies

Listed alphabetically:

  • H. h. bonplandi Neukirchen, 1991 (Ecuador)
  • H. h. cassandra C. & R. Felder, 1862 (Colombia)
  • H. h. choarina Hewitson, 1872 (Ecuador)
  • H. h. creusa H. & R. Holzinger, 1989 (Colombia)
  • H. h. crispus Staudinger, 1885 (Colombia)
  • H. h. flava Brown, 1979 (Ecuador)
  • H. h. hecuba Hewitson, 1858 (Colombia)
  • H. h. lamasi Neukirchen, 1991 (Ecuador)
  • H. h. salazari Neukirchen, 1993 (Colombia)
  • H. h. tolima Fassl, 1912 (Colombia)
  • H. h. walteri Salazar, 1998 (Colombia)
  • References

    Heliconius hecuba Wikipedia


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