Heliconius hecalesia Bates, 1863formosus
Nymphalidae Heliconiinae

Male dorsal
Male dorsal
Female dorsal
Female dorsal
Male ventral
Male ventral
Female ventral
Female ventral

  Sexes similar.
  Forewing with fewer yellow spots than H. hecale.
  Hindwing line of submarginal yellow spots in black border above and below.
  Underside lacks paired small white spots on margin as in H. hecale.

Local distribution: 79-97 mm

Similar related species
Heliconius hecalesia

Unrelated models
Tithorea tarricina
Hyalyris excelsa
Callithomia hezia
Napeogenes peredia
Hyposcada virginiana

Abundance: Uncommon

Local distribution: Atlantic slope to 1200 m; Pacific slope from 600-1400 m.

Species range: Mexico to northern South America

Comments: Commonly seen migrating through Monteverde, but breeds lower.

Credits: Credits: Images and Text Copyright 2005, William A. Haber, www.cs.umb.edu/efg.