Butterflies of the
Amazon and Andes
Family - NYMPHALIDAE
Tribe - HELICONIINI
Tatama NP, Colombia ©
The tribe Heliconiini, colloquially known as Longwings, includes 71
species, all confined exclusively to the neotropics.
Heliconiini includes the genera Heliconius,
There are 2 members of the genus
Podotricha, both characterised by their
angular wings which are quite unlike those of other Heliconiines.
is an uncommon species found in Colombia and Ecuador.
occurs at elevations between about 1200-2000m in the eastern Andes.
To be completed.
Heliconiine butterflies, including Podotricha,
are characterised by having a delicate fluttering flight, particularly
when hovering around flowers. Both sexes visit
Eupatorium and Senecia for nectar.