a social butterfly

A social butterfly. Out of all the Heliconids, this species has the most elongate wings. It is a highly social insect and while they disperse in the day, they all come back to a communal roost at night. *There is some confusion over the scientific name for this species; the correct name is H. charithonia and not H. charithonius

Name: Zebra

Latin: Heliconius charithonia*

Family: Brush-foot

Origin: Tropical America

Food plant: Passion Vine