The Butterflies of Monteverde: Longwings & Checkerspots

Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae (Heliconiinae & Melitaeinae)

The species below have been recorded from the Monteverde region, above 700 m elevation in the Cordillera de Tilarán. The scientific names follow DeVries (1987).*


Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus)
Dione juno (Cramer)
Dione moneta poeyii Butler
Dryadula phaetusa (Linnaeus)
Dryas iulia (Fabricius)
Eueides aliphera (Godart)
Eueides isabella (Cramer)
Eueides lineata Salvin
Eueides procula vulgiformis Butler & Druce
Heliconius charitonius (Linnaeus)
Heliconius clysonymus montanus Salvin
Heliconius cydno galanthus Bates
Heliconius erato petiverana Doubleday
Heliconius hecale zuleika Hewitson
Heliconius hecalesia formosus Bates
Heliconius ismenius telchinia Doubleday
Heliconius sara fulgidus Stichel


Anthanassa ardys (Hewitson)
Anthanassa atronia (Bates)
Anthanassa crithona (Salvin)
Anthanassa otanes sapolis (Godman & Salvin)
Anthanassa tulcis (Bates)
Anthanassa sp.
Castilia eranites (Hewitson)
Castilia fulgora (Godman & Salvin)
Castilia griseobasalis (Röber)
Castilia ofella (Hewitson)
Chlosyne erodyle (Bates)
Chlosyne gaudealis (Bates)
Chlosyne hippodrome (Geyer)
Chlosyne janais (Drury)
Chlosyne lacinia (Geyer)
Chlosyne poecile (Felder)
Eresia alsina Hewitson
Eresia clara Bates
Eresia coela Druce
Eresia mechanitis Godman & Salvin
Eresia poecilina Bates
Eresia sticta Schaus
Microtia elva Bates
Tegosa anieta anieta (Hewitson)
Thessalia theona (Menetries)

* DeVries, P. J. 1987. The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History. Vol. I. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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Created: 6 January 2001; Updated: 4 May 2001.