Mexican Silverspot Life History
Zebra Heliconian (H. charithonia) Life History
These Zebra Heliconian eggs were laid on, and the caterpillars raised on, Passiflora x atropurpurea.


Eggs and a recently-hatched caterpillar, 9-16-07


Caterpillars being raised, day1 (9-16-07)


9-17-07


9-18-07

9-21-07


9-23-07


9-25-07


9-26-07 first caterpillar just before pupating


9-26-07 second caterpillar just before pupating

 
pupa, side view, 9-27-07

pupa, front view, 9-29-07; note numerous silver spots

 


One of the recently-emerged adults, 10-4-07

 

 

Pictures by Berry Nall

Falcon Heights, TX