heliconius by Massimo Demaio

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Many of the following specimens are considered “forms” of arcuella, aurora and lyrcaeus, but probably hybrids between them: maybe some forms of aurora should be more properly placed under arcuella forms or viceversa. Further complications arise from some old subspecies (isabellinus, staudingeri, elegans) recently regarded as mere forms / hybrids of aurora, arcuella and tarapotensis.

H. numata  arcuella  (H. Druce, 1874 )

forms: praelautus (H.F.E.J. Stichel, 1906), elegans (G. Weymer, 1894) hyb.

MALE – Juanjuy 300-400m Nord Peru 11/2000

hybrid arcuella x lyrcaeus f. timeus? - FEMALE - Pucallpa, Rio Ucayali Peru 10/1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. numata  lyrcaeus  (G. Weymer, 1891)

forms: timaeus  (G. Weymer, 1894)

f. timaeus – MALE – Iquitos Loreto Peru 7/2009
lyrcaeus x arcuella ? – MALE – Picuroyacu Amazonas River Loreto Peru
lyrcaeus x aurora ? – FEMALE – Peru




















H. numata  aurora  (H.W. Bates, 1862)

forms: michaeli  (H. Neustetter, 1931),  isabellinus  (H.W. Bates, 1862) hyb.,  euphrasius  (G. Weymer, 1890) hyb.,  gordius (G. Weymer, 1894) hyb.,  floridus (G. Weymer, 1894) hyb.,  seraphion (G. Weymer, 1894) hyb., gradatus (G. Weymer, 1894) hyb.,  deflavata (H. Neustetter, 1932) hyb.,  excelsa (H. Neustetter, 1932) hyb.

MALE – Peru 10/1985
f. michaeli – Iquitos 100m Loreto Peru 12/1989
near f. michaeli – Iquitos 100m Loreto Peru 4/199(6?)
near f. michaeli – Picuroyacu Amazonas River Loreto Peru 10/2010
near f. deflavata – FEMALE – Iquitos 100m Loreto Peru 7/1988
near f. gordius – Picuroyacu Amazonas River Loreto Peru 10/2010
f. gordius – Tonantins 100m Amazonas Brazil 2/2010
aurora f. isabellinus  x  arcuella ? – Iquitos Peru 10/2010
aurora f. isabellinus  x  arcuella ? – Iquitos or Pucallpa ? Peru
aurora f. isabellinus  x  arcuella ? – Peru
aurora  x  lyrcaeus ? – Picuroyacu Amazonas River Loreto Peru 10/11//2010

 

H. numata gradatus – hybrid/aurora form or separate ssp

FEMALE – Picuroyacu Amazonas River Loreto Peru 7/2013

 

H. numata elegans  –  maybe hybrid?

(now excluded from ssp, but true mimic of pardalinus butleri)

FEMALE – Quebrada Polls, Momon River Loreto Peru 13/2/2007

 

H. numata nubifer (A.G. Butler, 1875)

FEMALE – Tonantins 100m Amazonas Brazil 2/2010
FEMALE – Pebas Ampiyacu River Loreto Peru 8/2013

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

messene    (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862)

juncta  (H. Neustetter, 1925)

colombiana  (H. Apolinar, 1927)

euphrasinus  (H. Neustetter, 1928)

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