Heliconius cydno

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Cydno longwing
Heliconius cydno.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Heliconius
Species: H. cydno
Binomial name
Heliconius cydno
(Doubleday 1847)

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Heliconius cydno, the cydno longwing, is a nymphalid butterfly that ranges from Mexico to northern South America. It is typically found in forest understorey and deposits its eggs on Passiflora plants.

Cydno longwing, underside of wing


Listed alphabetically:[1]

  • H. c. alithea Hewitson, 1869
  • H. c. barinasensis Masters, 1973
  • H. c. chioneus Bates, 1864
  • H. c. cordula Neustetter, 1913
  • H. c. cydnides Staudinger, 1885
  • H. c. cydno Doubleday, 1847
  • H. c. hermogenes Hewitson, 1858
  • H. c. gadouae Brown & Fernández, 1985
  • H. c. galanthus Bates, 1864
  • H. c. lisethae Neukirchen, 1995
  • H. c. pachinus Salvin, 1871
  • H. c. wanningeri Neukirchen, 1991
  • H. c. weymeri Staudinger, [1897]
  • H. c. zelinde Butler, 1869


  1. ^ Heliconius at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms