Under Construction

Heliconius lalitae Brévignon 1996

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Heliconius


A rare and recently-described Heliconius species from French Guiana.


H. lalitae is very similar to H. egeria egerides Staudinger 1897, exhibiting yellow distal spots and a basal red area on the forewong, and a basal transverse red stripe across the discal cell of the hindwing. According to Brévignon's (1996) diagnosis, it may be distinguished from the latter by the distribution of the androconial scales, which in H. lalitae extend into the hindwing discal cell.


Brévignon, C. 1996 Description d'un nouvel Heliconius provenant de Guyane Française. Lambillionea 96, 467-470.

About This Page

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Andrew V. Z. Brower at

Page: Tree of Life Heliconius lalitae Brévignon 1996. Authored by Andrew V. Z. Brower. The TEXT of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License - Version 3.0. Note that images and other media featured on this page are each governed by their own license, and they may or may not be available for reuse. Click on an image or a media link to access the media data window, which provides the relevant licensing information. For the general terms and conditions of ToL material reuse and redistribution, please see the Tree of Life Copyright Policies.

Citing this page:

Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Heliconius lalitae Brévignon 1996. Version 24 June 2008 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Heliconius_lalitae/72913/2008.06.24 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

edit this page
close box

This page is a Tree of Life Leaf Page.

Each ToL leaf page provides a synopsis of the characteristics of a group of organisms representing a leaf at the tip of the Tree of Life. The major distinction between a leaf and a branch of the Tree of Life is that a leaf cannot generally be further subdivided into subgroups representing distinct genetic lineages.

For a more detailed explanation of the different ToL page types, have a look at the Structure of the Tree of Life page.

close box

Heliconius lalitae

Page Content

articles & notes



Explore Other Groups

random page

  go to the Tree of Life home page