zebra heliconian

(Heliconius charithonia)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed zebra heliconian

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

Two broods from April to October.

Habitat

Tropical hammocks, moist forests, edges, fields.

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Identification

 

 
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Larval Food

Passion-vines

 
Adult Food

Flower nectar and pollen, including lantana (Lantana) and shepherd’s needle.

 
Life Cycle

The female lays its eggs exclusively on passion-vines, which do not occur in the Minnesota.

 
Behavior

 


Distribution

This species is not found in Minnesota, even as a stray. It was photographed at the Apple Valley Zoo Butterfly Garden.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Papilionoidea (butterflies [excluding skippers])

 

Family:

Nymphalidae (brush-foots)

 

Subfamily:

Heliconiinae (longwings, fritillaries and silverspots)

 

Tribe:

Heliconiini

 
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Common
Names

zebra heliconian


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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