A Longwing-Fritillary intermediate

A tropical Fritillary. This striking butterfly is related to both our UK fritillaries and the longwing butterflies that we see in the tropical butterfly house. All the longwings and the Dryadula feed on Passion vines as caterpillars. Our Fritillaries feed on Violets which are distantly related to passion vines.

Name: Orange Tiger

Latin: Dryadula phaetusa

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Central America

Food plant: Passion plant Family