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Florida’s State Butterfly – Zebra Longwing

The zebra Longwing butterfly was declared as the state butterfly of Florida on April 26, 1996, by Chiles Florida’s Governor. Zebra longwing butterfly is a small, bad-tasting butterfly whose wing camouflage makes hard to catch it. Its yellow stripes make hard to tell if the butterfly is coming or going.

The zebra Longwing is a popular butterfly houses across the country. Zebras Longwing belongs to a group called brush-footed butterflies. They are mostly found in tropical areas Southern North America, the West Indies, Central America and Northen South America. But Florida is a permanent home to this tropical butterfly. They are the only butterfly species, which are known to also feed on pollen, like bees, that accounts for their lengthy life span.