Zebra,  Heliconius charitonia  <LEP117>


     Occurring in the Southeast, this longwing haunts hammocks in the Everglades.  It is common where passion flower vines grown in woody spots, even in towns, as these are food for the caterpillar.  It is a beautiful sight to observe numbers of Zebras gathering in a tree for their evening’s roost.  The color scheme is simple: yellow stripes and spots against a black velvety background.