Heliconius ismenius Doubleday, 1847telchinia
Nymphalidae Heliconiinae

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

  Sexes similar.
  Forewing with basal half orange, distal half black with two rows of yellow spots; elongate black streak in discal cell.
  Hindwing orange with black border and strong black central bar.
  Hindwing underside with small white spots along margin.

Local distribution: 79-96 mm

Similar related species
Melinaea ethra
Melinaea scylax
Eueides isabella
Lycorea cleobaea
Mechanitis lysimnia
Tithorea harmonia

Unrelated models
Tithorea tarricina
Hyalyris excelsa
Callithomia hezia
Hyposcada virginiana

Abundance: Rare

Local distribution: Both slopes from lowlands to 1200 m.

Species range: Mexico to Ecuador

Comments: Occurs in color forms with or lacking the horizontal discal bar on the hindwing .

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