Zebra Heliconian Butterfly (Heliconius charithonia)
Zebra Heliconian Butterfly Characteristics
The Zebra Heliconian is a medium sized butterfly, with elongated black wings with bold white stripes. It ranges from through parts of the Southern U.S., from Arizona through Texas and Oklahoma to Florida. The Zebra inhabits woodland clearings and moist wood edges.
Wing spread: 3.0" - 3.5"
Host Plants: Passion flowers
Zebra Heliconian Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times
|Egg stage||4 to 8 days|
|Caterpillar (larval) stage||2 to 3 weeks|
|Chrysalis (pupal) stage||5 to 10 days|
|Adult butterfly stage||1 to 5 months|
Zebra Heliconian Butterfly Photographs
Zebra Heliconian at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, Texas on October 22, 2016. Photo by and courtesy of David B. Sweidel.
Zebra Heliconian Butterfly feeding on Lantana near Tyler in East Texas
Zebra Heliconian Butterfly