Natural hybridization in heliconiine butterflies: the species boundary as a continuum

@article{Mallet2006NaturalHI,
  title={Natural hybridization in heliconiine butterflies: the species boundary as a continuum},
  author={James Mallet and Margarita Beltr{\'a}n and Walter Neukirchen and Mauricio Linares},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={28 - 28}
}
To understand speciation and the maintenance of taxa as separate entities, we need information about natural hybridization and gene flow among species. Interspecific hybrids occur regularly in Heliconius and Eueides (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the wild: 26–29% of the species of Heliconiina are involved, depending on species concept employed. Hybridization is, however, rare on a per-individual basis. For one well-studied case of species hybridizing in parapatric contact (Heliconius erato and H… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 10 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 101 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 98 references

The biology of Heliconius and related genera

  • KS Brown
  • Ann Rev Entomol 1981,
  • 1981
Highly Influential
17 Excerpts

Animal Species and Evolution

  • E Mayr
  • 1963
Highly Influential
14 Excerpts

Mimicry and warning color at the boundary between races and species

  • J Mallet, WO McMillan, CD Jiggins
  • 1998
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…