This strange and unusual butterfly has distinctive black and white zebra-like stripes, while the insect itself has bright, beautiful red, white, and black markings, and is almost silky in appearance. If you live along the American East Coast, you have a chance of spotting one come Spring! This butterfly is unique to the northern part of Papua New Guinea.
All of the photographs used are my own and I have added the months and locations in which I took them. If anyone spots a mis-identification or can help id those I cannot, please let me know. I have listed the butterflies by the families they belong to.
Butterflies and Moths. Showcase of the various Butterflies and Moths of North America. User Tip.
I have studied insects for nearly 40 years. Caterpillars and the beautiful butterflies they become are two of my favorite subjects. This guide will help you identify the striped caterpillar that you found.
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Toggle navigation HOME. Zebra Longwing Butterfly - Heliconius charitonius The Zebra Longwing butterfly is unique in that it is able to feed on a flowers pollen as well as the nectar, this is an excellent source of protein and scientists attribute their long life span to this fact. The designated Florida state butterfly, the Zebra longwing has long, narrow wings with distinctive black and pale yellow stripes, it flies in a slow graceful manner.
These butterflies are called swallowtails because they have long "tails" on their hindwings which look a bit like the long, pointed tails of swallows a type of bird. It takes about a month for the egg to mature into an adult. Egg : A butterfly starts its life as an egg.
Graphium antheusthe large or larger striped swordtailis a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae swallowtailsfound in tropical and sub-Saharan Africa. The flight period is year-round, peaking from November to December. The larva feed on Uvaria caffraArtabotrys monteiroaeAnnona reticulataAnnona senegalensisArtabotrys brachypetalusCleistochlamys kirkiiHexalobus monopetalusLandolphia ugandensisMonanthotaxis caffraMonodora junodiand Uvaria kirkii. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Protographium marcellusthe zebra swallowtailformerly listed under genera EurytidesIphiclidesGraphium and Papilio by some authorities is a swallowtail butterfly native to the eastern United States and southeast Canada. It is the state butterfly of Tennessee. Its distinctive wing shape and long tails make it easy to identify, and its black-and-white-striped pattern is reminiscent of a zebra.