Dione vanillae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status: Rare breeding stray
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: This is a tropical species residing as far north as extreme southern portions of Florida, Texas and California. From there they stray northward as far as Canada. Nebraska records are primarily from the south and east.
Broods/Flight Times: Year round in Florida and south Texas
Larval Hostplant(s): Passionvines (Passiflora species)
Habitat: Could appear anywhere as a stray
Overwintering: Not in our area
Similar Species: None
Notes: This striking butterfly has been reared in Nebraska from eggs deposited by stray females on ornamental passionvines.