Dione vanillae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status: Rare 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 southeastern,.
Broods/Flight Times: This species has been reported from May 10 – August 2 in Nebraska. It flies all year in multiple broods in its home range.
Overwintering: This species does not survive Nebraska winters.
Habitat: This stray has shown no preferences in Nebraska.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/2 – 3 3/4 inches
Similar Species: None
Notes: Larvae have been found and successfully reared on ornamental Passion-vine by the late Erwin Fromel of Columbus.