Sighting for September 22, 2013

Bob Padgett

Reed Road, Smyrna
Cobb County, GA

We are a little north of the Zebra Heliconian range, but for 4 days we have had a single zebra longwing visit our butterfly-caterpillar garden feeding exclusively on Mexican sunflower-tithonia. The photo doesn’t bring out the yellow stripes as they appear in person, but this is a very striking butterfly. Undoubtly a male because it was not interested in any of the several passion vines we have.

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Zebra Heliconian