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Eueides emsleyi K. S. Brown 1976

Margarita Beltrán and Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Eueides


The species is superficially similar to Eueides lybia, with wider dark margins on the posterior edges of the fore and hindwings.

Geographical distribution

Eueides emsleyi is an extra-Amazonian distributed from Colombia to West Ecuador. The map below shows an approximate representation of the geographic distribution of this species. The original data used to draw these maps are derived from Brown (1979) which is available at  Keith S. Brown Jr. (1979). Ecological Geography and Evolution in Neotropical Forests.

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Distribution of Eueides emsleyi and related species. © 2002 Margarita Beltran.


E. emsleyi occurs from sea level to 1,100 m in open forests (Brown, 1981).


Brown K. S. 1976 Geographical patterns of evolution in Neotropical Lepidop-tera. Systematics and derivation of known and new Heliconiini (Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae). Journal of Entomology (B) 44(3): 201-242, 27 figs., 1 map (6 January).

Brown K. S. 1979. Ecologia Geográfica e Evolução nas Florestas Neotropicais. 2 vols. (Tese apresentada à Universidade Estadual de Campinas como parte das exigências de um Concurso de Livre Docência, area de Ecologia). Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.

Brown K. S. 1981 The Biology of Heliconius and Related Genera. Annual Review of Entomology 26, 427-456.

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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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