He moved so quickly from flower to flower.
Best I could do for clarity and a good angle.
Heliconius charithonia Zebra Heliconian is one of the Brushfoot Butterflies, related to Gulf Fritillaries, who use the same Passiflora host plant; Red Spotted Purples, Common Buckeyes and American Painted Ladies, all commonly seen here.
From this angle you can't see much of the butterfly but you can see a pattern of
white dots on the hindwing.
This fuzzy pic shows why their common name is Longwing.
State butterfly of Florida, I read some time ago that their numbers were declining. I hope they're coming back in larger numbers than ever. Smaller than most of the swallowtails, but so pretty!
There is a Zebra Swallowtail, same colors, entirely different shape. I haven't seen one of those since the Spring. Lantana blossoms are in short supply after all the rain, maybe soon we'll see both Zebras.
I read that Zebra Longwings can go from egg to adult in 3 weeks. I hope to see another brood soon.
Are you seeing more butterflies now that summer has peaked?