Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia)

The zebra longwing, also known as the zebra heliconian and scientifically referred to as Heliconius charithonia, is a butterfly species. It falls within the Heliconiinae subfamily of the Nymphalidae family.

Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae), Passionvines, Paw Paws (Asimina), Swallowtails (Papilionidae), Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia), Zebra Swallowtail (Protographium marcellus)

What’s the Difference Between a Zebra Swallowtail and a Zebra Longwing?

The Zebra Swallowtail and the Zebra Longwing are both butterfly species known for their striking black and white striped patterns. While they share some similarities, there are several key differences between them.