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Neruda J. R. G. Turner 1976

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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taxon links [up-->]Neruda metharme [up-->]Neruda metis [up-->]Neruda godmani [up-->]Neruda aoede Phylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Heliconiini Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Heliconiini


This neotropical forest genus is characterized by expanded androconial areas on the costal margin of the hindwing in adult males.

Etymology: Turner 1976 named this new genus after the chilenian poet Pablo Neruda, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.


Turner JRG. 1976. Adaptive radiation and convergence in subdivisions of the butterfly genus Heliconius (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 58: 297-308.

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Scientific Name Neruda aoede cupidineus
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Sex Male
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Collection Gerardo Lamas
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2011. Neruda J. R. G. Turner 1976. Version 09 December 2011 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Neruda/72230/2011.12.09 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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