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Heliconius peruvianus C. Felder & R. Felder 1859 [formerly considered a subspecies of H. charithonia]

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Heliconius


This species, endemic to the mid-elevation Andes of 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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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2007. Heliconius peruvianus C. Felder & R. Felder 1859 [formerly considered a subspecies of H. charithonia]. Version 25 March 2007 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Heliconius_peruvianus/72950/2007.03.25 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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