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Photo #21564: Heliconius melpomene


Heliconius melpomene

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Base gallery. Upperside. Pinned specimen.

Photo: Alex Dumchus. Image without retouching at the website. Identified by: Lev Bely

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2013-01-00 00:00:00, Коста-Рика

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31.03.2013 16:12, Peter Khramov


28.03.2013 20:11, Lev Bely

Dmitry, thanks. Really curious to know what's the species.

28.03.2013 16:03, Dmitriy Pozhogin

Lev, you were right.

28.03.2013 15:30, Dmitriy Pozhogin

Underside needed to be 100% sure. If the band on its hind wings reaches the margin, then it's Heliconius erato, if not, then Heliconius melpomene. Waiting for the underside pic.

27.03.2013 21:22, Lev Bely

Dmitry, I am keep looking at eratos and it feels like they all have this yellow band on hind wings and this (band) always reaches wing margin at least in a dust, and the very band seems to be shaped as an entire semi-circle, whilst melpomenes have this band interrupted and not reaching wing margin, and the band instead looks like two hemispheres. Or not?

27.03.2013 11:47, Peter Khramov


27.03.2013 9:21, Dmitriy Pozhogin

Common Heliconius erato demophoon.

24.03.2013 17:42, Lev Bely

Heliconius melpomene?

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