Here’s something you don’t see every day in Houston. A Zebra Longwing Butterfly. According to the wonderful Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas book, “The beautiful and unmistakable zebra butterfly is unfortunately a rare visitor to Houston from Mexico and the lower Rio Grande Valley.”
It was early this morning and I was letting the dogs out to do their business. I saw an unusually shaped Butterfly and I knew immediately what it was. By the time I grabbed my camera, it had flown away and I thought no one would believe me if I said I saw one in my backyard.
Fortunately she returned, and actually began laying eggs on my Passion Vine.