Fieldwork in Colombia and Panama

Colombian Pacific coast

We are recently back from a sampling trip to the Pacific coasts of Colombia and Panama. Thanks to our Colombian collaborators, Camilo Salazar, Mauricio Linares and Carolina Pardo-Diaz for organising access to some amazing and remote locations. We are interested in the Heliconius erato and H. melpomene butterflies from this region because they have intermediate levels of iridescence that are between the bright blue that we find in Ecuador and the mat black found further north and east in Panama. The variation found across the region gives the possibility of finding genes that control that variation.

samplng locations