All images on this site should be credited to Chris Jiggins, University of Cambridge, except the first image which should be: Production M. Linares, photo J. G. Montañés
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2 photos: Heliconius melpomene melpomene, the form sequenced for the reference genome.
3 photos: Heliconius melpomene amaryllis – this form, found in north eastern Peru, has shared its wing pattern with Heliconius timareta ssp. nov.
3 photos: Heliconius melpomene aglaope – this race has also shared its wing pattern with another population from Colombia, Heliconius timareta florencia.
The final image shows a butterfly ‘pollen-feeding’ – an unusual behaviour found in these insects