Zebra Longwing Butterfly . A Zebra Longwing Butterfly , Heliconius Charitonius . ...
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Description: Zebra Longwing butterfly . A Zebra Longwing Butterfly , Heliconius charitonius . The Zebra Longwing is common across the country . They have an exceptional lifespan . Several months is not uncommon as compared to a week or two for most butterflies . Zebras have a range from South America , Central America , Mexico , parts of the lower coastal Southeast and Florida . Not much of a strayer or migrator , Zebras have on rare occasion been spotted in the Midwest . The zebra longwing butterfly caterpillars eat the leaves of passion flowers . The passion flower contains a toxin that gives the zebra longwing an unpleasant taste and makes it poisonous to predators . The butterfly drinks the nectar of a wide range of flowers . When it is disturbed , the zebra longwing butterfly makes a creaking sound by wiggling its body . At night , large groups will roost together on tree limbs . They return to the same roost night after night .
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