Taxon profile


Zebra Longwing
Heliconius charithonia (Linnaeus, 1767)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Nymphalidae - brushfoots »  genus Heliconius

Scientific synonyms

Papilio charithonia Linnaeus, 1767 o
Heliconius charitonius (Linnaeus, 1767) (unjustified emendation) u.em.

Other names

= Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Type taxon of:Heliconius Kluk, 1780 (Papilio charithonia Linnaeus, 1767), Apostraphia Hübner, 1816 (Papilio charithonia Linnaeus, 1767)


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Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Heliconius charithonia antiquus Lamas, 1988
subspecies Heliconius charithonia bassleri Comstock & Brown, 1950
subspecies Heliconius charithonia charithonia (Linnaeus, 1767)
subspecies Heliconius charithonia churchi Comstock & Brown, 1950

Heliconius charithonia churchi

subspecies Heliconius charithonia ramsdeni Comstock & Brown, 1950

Heliconius charithonia ramsdeni

subspecies Heliconius charithonia simulator Röber, 1921

Heliconius charithonia simulator

subspecies Heliconius charithonia tuckeri Comstock & Brown, 1950
subspecies Heliconius charithonia vasquezae Comstock & Brown, 1950

Heliconius charithonia vasquezae

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Names (not confirmed) - 3


o original combination

u.em. unjustified emendation - proposed alternative spelling of scientific name when not justified by international code of nomenclature.