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Elzunia humboldt (Latreille 1809) described in Heliconius

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Elzunia


The larger of the two Elzunia species exhibits substantial geographical variation across its range (middle elevations of the Amazonian side of the Andes from Venezuela to Ecuador).


Note that the specific epithet is unusual in being simply "humboldt" instead of the Latinized genitive case "humboldtii." Many of the early authors felt the need to correct this "error," resulting in much confusion as to the proper orthography of the species' name.

Other Names for Elzunia humboldt (Latreille 1809) described in Heliconius


Lamas, G., Ed. (2004) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville, Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

Neild, A.F.E. (2008) The Butterflies of Venezuela. Part 2: Nymphalidae II (Acraeinae, Libytheinae, NYmphalinae, Ithomiinae, Morphinae), Meridian Publications, London

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Scientific Name Elzunia humboldt bomplandii
Location Colombia: Antioquia, Monterredondo
Comments Monterredondo 8/17/2010--70073
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kim Garwood
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Elzunia humboldt bomplandii- Ventral
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2010 Mike Chapman
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