The Zebra Butterfly gets its name from the obvious black-and-white stripe pattern found on its wings.
Image Credit: Barry T. from Florida.
The Zebra Butterfly is also known by the name(s) of: Yellow-Barred Heliconian.
The Zebra Butterfly is typically 2.9 inches to 3.3 inches (75mm to 85mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: black; white; yellow; striped.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Florida; Georgia; Kansas; Louisiana; Mississippi; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Zebra Butterfly. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Zebra Butterfly may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America