Bok Tower

Zebra Butterfly

Picture taken by: Ms. J. Wiltshire
GPS points taken by: Marie Granados
Location: Pine Ridge Nature Preserve at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Elevation: 238Ft
Latitude: N27.93865
Longitude: W81.57721

Scientific Name: Heliconius Charitonius AKA Zebra Butterfly, Zebra Longwing

The Zebra Butterfly also known as the Zebra Longwing is commonly spotted in South Florida. It is not very common in the northern parts of the state. The Zebra butterfly is black and yellow and is a loved native of Florida. It was designated as the state butterfly in 1996. The Zebra butterfly's scientific name is Heliconius Charitonius. The most common and well-known place for the zebra butterfly is in the hammocks and thickets of the Everglades National Park.

Article written by: John Cooper

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