Heliconius melpomene food source

Alexander Pernstich alexander.pernstich at univie.ac.at
Fri Aug 9 06:39:28 EDT 2002

Hallo Newsgroup!
We are working about the feeding-behaviour of Heliconius melpomene and
urgently need help for oure butterflies.

We know the main food source of the catapillars of Heliconius in Costa
Rica - Passiflora menisperifolia and P. oerstedii.

But these two species of Passiflora are not available for us at the

My Question (Hope):

Who knows an alternative food source for caterpillars of Heliconius

Thanks in advance.

With best regards,

Alexander Pernstich
Institute for Zoology
University of Vienna


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