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Costa Rica, September 5, 2006

Heliconius clysonymus montanus

This is the closest resemblance I could find from the Costa Rica Field Guide. It looks like a heliconius, but it has an extra outside white band compared to the above name. Also, the red on the top side is more divided into rays. The underside looks very much like the heliconius pachinus that I found at the Butterfly Botanical Gardens near Si Como No but the top side is totally different.

This one is significantly different, having a single white band on each wing and lacking the red rays on the underside near its head. Maybe this is more like the illustration of heliconius clysonymus montanus. The red wing pattern is like that of the papilio anchisiades idaeus I saw at the Butterfly Botanical Gardens.

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