Research on phylogeography in Heliconius has largely focused on South America, with only Costa Rica and Panama sampled from Central America. Thus the biogeography of Heliconius in Mesoamerica has not been investigated. We are sampling Heliconius species across Central America to examine biogeographic patterns. In particular we are focusing on comparing pairs of mimetic species such as H. erato and H. melpomene.
Marcus Kronforst, PhD
Department of Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago
1101 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637