Heliconius heurippa: hybrid Heliconius cydno x Heliconius melpomene

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Heliconius heurippa is a butterfly of the genus Heliconius that is believed by some scientists to be a separate species from—but a hybrid of—the species Heliconius cydno and Heliconius melpomene. Heliconius heurippa is found on the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains in Colombia.

Photo: Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, GA. [20120808]

Source: Wikipedia

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