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Two More Butterflies

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail on Porterweed

Zebra Longwings

Zebra Longwings

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 08, 2009.

The Zebra Longwing butterfly can be found in the southern United States from Texas to Florida. It is also found in Central America and northern South America. The Zebra Longwing butterfly lives in warm, damp tropical areas. It is often found in hammocks and thickets. The Zebra Longwing butterfly caterpillars eat the leaves of passion flowers. The passion flower contains a toxin that gives the zebra longwing an unpleasant taste and makes it poisonous to predators. The butterfly drinks the nectar of a wide range of flowers.

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