Species Page: Zebra (Heliconius charithonia)

Zebra Longwing

Heliconius charithonia (Linnaeus, 1767)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Rare stray

NENHP Rank: 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

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Similar Species: None.