Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1280002

Zebra Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia

Observation date: November 10, 2020
Submitted by: June Welch
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Contacted friend who helped with identification. Was seen several times on November 10 and again on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Was on lantana flowers that had not been killed by frost, sunny and warm day, butterfly was flitting around from one flower to another, hard to get a photo
Status: Stray
Verified by: dbruce
Verified date: November 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: This is the first Tennessee record for this species in the BAMONA database. This is the 101st species of butterfly documented in Blount County.
Checklist region(s): United States, Tennessee, Blount County