Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1269383

Zebra Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia

Observation date: October 24, 2017
Submitted by: JerryGriggs
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed unusual flight of ZH in back garden from eating area. Rushed outside with camera and got a photo of it around flowers before it moved on.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: August 18, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.