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Heliconius hecale

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Heliconius hecale
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (André Sarrazin)
Heliconius hecale (opened wings)
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  •  Heliconius hecale

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Description

Sub-family

Heliconiinae

Geographical distribution

Americas central and southern, Mexico

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

8-10 cm

Host plants

Passifloraceae

Host plants in the greenhouse

passiflore

Similar species

Eueides isabella, Heliconius ismenius, Lycorea cleobaea, Mechanitis polymnia

French name
Héliconius hécale
Scientific name
Heliconius hecale
English name
Hecale longwing
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Nymphalidae

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