heliconius by Massimo Demaio

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hecale 1

hecale 2

H. hecale  fornarina   (W.C. Hewitson, 1854)

forms: bouvieri  (E. Boullet & F.L. Le Cerf, 1909),  styx  (F.W. Niepelt, 1921)

MALE – Mexico

FEMALE – San Jeronimo Chiapas Mexico mt600, 10/7/1975(9?)

aberration – MALE – Guerrero Mexico 5/2006

aberration – FEMALE – Guerrero Mexico 5/2006

aberration – MALE – Guerrero Mexico 4/2006

aberration – FEMALE – Guerrero Mexico 5/2006

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Maybe these aberrations are indeed a form of fornarina or a new subspecies: they occur at the northern limit of typical fornarina diffusion area, they have a different wing shape, thicker body, reduced yellow FW band and lack some spots, including the HW ones for females.

 

fornarina x zuleika – MALE – San Jeronimo Chiapas, Mexico mt600, 2/8/1985

 

H. hecale  zuleika   (W.C. Hewitson, 1854)

forms: jucundus (H.W. Bates, 1864), xanthicus (H.W. Bates, 1864), chrysantis (F.D. Godman & O. Salvin, 1881), albipunctata (H.H. Riffarth, 1900), dentata  (H. Neustetter, 1907)

MALE – Limon Prov., Puerto Viejo Costa Rica 3/1984

MALE – butterfly colony, Osa Costa Rica 29/9/2004

f. dentata x fornarina – Mariposario Azul La Guacima, Alajuela, Costa Rica 2012

 

H. hecale  discomaculatus ?  (G. Weymer, 1891)

MALE – Escuintla Guatemala 1/2006 – see H&H Pl. 13, 1c

FEMALE – El Refugio Ahuachapan, 250m c.s.l El Salvador – aberrant white HW fringes

 

MALE - El Salvador

MALE – El Salvador

 

H. hecale  melicerta   (H.W. Bates, 1866)

forms: albucilla (H.W. Bates, 1866),  zygia (H.H. Riffarth, 1907), muzoënsis (H. Neustetter, 1909)

MALE – Colombia

FEMALE – Santo Paraiso Colombia 11/1984

MALE – Otanche Colombia 2008

melicerta x annetta? – FEMALE – Otanche Colombia 2008

melicerta x anderida f. estebana – ‘muzoensis’ – Colombia

melicerta x anderida f. estebana – muzoensis – VERSO surface

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

H. hecale  holcophorus   (O. Staudinger, 1897)

forms: semiphorus (O. Staudinger, 1897), eucherius (G. Weymer, 1906)

f. semiphorus – MALE – Boyacà Otanche Colombia 1997

 

H. hecale  australis   (K.S. Brown, 1976)

MALE – Dept. Pichincha 600-1200m Ecuador 6/2006

 

H. hecale  annetta (H.H. Riffarth, 1900)

FEMALE – Doradas Tachira Venezuela 9/1994

 

H. hecale  hecale  (J.C. Fabricius, 1776)

forms: fulvescens (P.I. Lathy, 1906)

MALE – Demerara River, Guyana 7/1999

natural GYNANDROMORPH – Trinidad & Tobago 3/1992

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

H. hecale clearei (A. Hall, 1930)

MALE – El Dorado ca. 300 mt Venezuela 9/1995

FEMALE – El Dorado ca. 300 mt Venezuela 9/1995

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

anderida  (W.C. Hewitson, [1853])

rebeli H. Neustetter, 1907
estebana W.J. Kaye, 1914

rosalesi (K.S. Brown & F. Fernández, 1976)

barcanti (K.S. Brown, 1976)

ithaca C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862

vittatus A.G. Butler, 1873
marius G. Weymer, 1890
cajetani H. Neustetter, 1909
hero G. Weymer, 1912
indecisa J.J. Joicey & W.J. Kaye, 1917
sulphureofasciata H. Neustetter, 1925
nigroapicalis H. Neustetter, 1925

 

 

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