This Zebra Longwing was at the Arboretum of Flagstaff in northern Arizona. Their range is in South and Central America, as well as the southern United States. Learn more: Zebra Longwing
March 14th is Learn About Butterflies Day. Here are some posts from this blog about butterflies… WHAT ARE ALL THOSE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES?, MORE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES…, SWALLOWTAILS, THE DIVERSE LEPIDOPTERA INSECT.
PURPLE CONE FLOWERS, BUGS, AND BIRDS
To stick with the Lepdioptera theme this week… The zebra longwing or zebra heliconian butterfly has a conspicious striped black and white or yellow-ish wing pattern. They are able to avoid potential harm from predators because the striped wings deters by boldly advertising their unpalatable taste. The adults are unusual among butterflies because they eat pollen… Read More ZEBRA LONGWING