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Zebra Longwing

Heliconius charithonia

Description:

The butterfly ranges over parts of North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.[2] In North America the butterfly is found in the southern parts of the United States including Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North and South Carolina.[1] In South and Central America, it has been recorded in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.[1][2] Like Zebras they have a striped pattern giving them their name. Also like Zebras they each have a different stripe pattern.

Notes:

This butterfly showed up in my yard today.


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LoisStacey
Spotted by
LoisStacey

South Carolina, USA

Lat: 33.54, Long: -81.66

Spotted on Sep 29, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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