Heliconius charithonia (Linnaeus, 1767)
Status: Rare stray
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: The Zebra Longwing is a resident from Peru north into extreme southern portions of the United States, straying north from there.
Larval Hostplant(s): Passion-vines (Passiflora sp.)
Broods/Flight Times: Flies throughout the year in more tropical climates.
Overwintering: Not in our area.
Habitat: Strays may appear anywhere.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 3/4 – 4 inches
Similar Species: None.