A collection of Heliconius cydno, H. melpomene and hybrids from San Cristobal, Táchira, Venezuela
© James Mallet & Jesús Mavárez 2003
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Last updated: Friday, 9 January 2004
Note: These collections were made by
Jesús Mavárez in forest forming part of the botanic garden at San Cristobal, Táchira, Venezuela in October and December 2003.  Heliconius melpomene here mimics H. erato hydara, but H. cydno cordula has no known mimetic allegiance; the usual co-mimic H. sapho is absent from Venezuela, and the other possible co-mimic, H. eleuchia, is very rare (a single individual has been recorded in Venezuela, further North) and is not involved in mimicry with H. cydno. The populations seem to have undergone hybridization in the past, and now have backcross phenotypes at relatively high frequency.
 
No Species or hybrid type Sex
1 Heliconius cydno cordula m
2 Heliconius cydno cordula m
3 Heliconius cydno cordula m
4 Heliconius cydno cordula f
5 Heliconius cydno cordula m
6 Heliconius cydno cordula m
7 Heliconius cydno cordula m
8 Heliconius cydno cordula m
9 Heliconius cydno cordula m
10 Heliconius cydno cordula f
11 Heliconius cydno cordula m
12 Heliconius cydno cordula m
13 Heliconius cydno cordula f
14 Heliconius cydno cordula m
15 Heliconius cydno cordula m
16 Heliconius cydno cordula m
17 Heliconius cydno cordula m
18 Heliconius cydno cordula m
19 Heliconius cydno cordula f
20 Heliconius cydno cordula m
21 Heliconius cydno cordula m
22 Heliconius cydno cordula m
23 Heliconius cydno cordula m
24 Heliconius cydno cordula m
25 Heliconius cydno cordula f
26 Heliconius cydno cordula f
27 Heliconius cydno cordula m
28 Heliconius cydno x melpomene hybrid (BC -> cydno) m
29 Heliconius cydno x melpomene hybrid (BC -> cydno) f
30 Heliconius cydno x melpomene hybrid (BC -> cydno) m
31 Heliconius cydno x melpomene hybrid (BC -> cydno) m
32 Heliconius cydno x melpomene hybrid (BC -> cydno) f
33 Heliconius cydno x melpomene hybrid (BC -> cydno) m
34 Heliconius cydno x melpomene hybrid (BC -> melpomene) m
35 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
36 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
37 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
38 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
39 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
40 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
41 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
42 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
43 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
44 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
45 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
46 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
47 Heliconius melpomene melpomene m
+ 33 more Heliconius cydno
+ 23 more Heliconius melpomene