Corkystem

Corkystem passionflower vine is a larval host plant for 3 species of brush-footed butterflies: Julia (Dryas iulia), gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), and zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia). The dime-sized fruits of this well-behaved vine contain many seeds and are spread by…

Zebra eggs

Look carefully below the butterfly, and you will see the yellow singly laid eggs of this zebra longwing butterfly (Heliconius charitonius tuckeri) photographed by Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Also take note of how…

Julia Jewels that Fly

Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) took this fabulous photograph of a marvelous male julia butterfly (Dryas iulia largo) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Males are more brightly colored than females, and females have a complete black band near the…