Heliconius peruvianus [formerly considered a subspecies of H. charithonia]Andrew V. Z. Brower and Margarita Beltrán
This species, endemic to dryer regions in the mid-elevation Andes of Ecuador and Peru, was determined to be a distinct species from H. charithonia on the basis of genetic characters by Jiggins and Davies (1998).
Jiggins CD, and Davies NA. 1998. Genetic evidence for a sibling species of Heliconius charithonia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 64: 57-67.
Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
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- First online 18 February 2007
- Content changed 13 August 2008
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