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Table 1 Characters proposed as possible explanatories of the toxicity variability found in our study

From: Variation in cyanogenic compounds concentration within a Heliconius butterfly community: does mimicry explain everything?

Species Mimicry ring Communal roosting Gregarious larvae Host plant specialisation
H. ethila tiger yes no specialist
H. numata tiger no no generalist
H. doris blue/yellow no yes specialist
H. sara blue/yellow yes yes specialist
H. aoede rayed no yes specialist
H. burneyi rayed no yes specialist
H. melpomene postman yes no (semi)specialist
H. erato postman yes no (semi)generalist