Passion Vine Butterflies  
In Palm Beach and Broward Counties in South East Florida, three butterflies will lay eggs on your passion vine host plants: the Zebra Heliconian (Zebra Longwing), Gulf Fritillary, and Julia Dryas Butterflies. I've put the butterflies, chrysalides, and caterpillar photos together on this page so you can compare them more easily.
Zebra Heliconian (Zebra Longwing)

Gulf Fritillary

Julia Dryas

zebra heliconian butterfly
Gulf Fritillary butterfly
Julia Dryas butterfly
The Zebra lays her eggs in clusters. The Gulf lay their eggs scattered across the vine. Visit my other pages on them to see their eggs and lots of other photos.
Here you can see Julia, Zebra, and Gulf chrysalis pictures together so you can tell them apart more easily:
Zebra Heliconian
Gulf Fritillary
Julia Dryas
The Zebra chrysalis is a dead give-away; it has spikes, lots of metallic spots, and if you flip it upside-down it looks like it has rabbit ears.
zebra heliconian butterfly chrysalis
Gulf Fritillary butterfly chrysalis
Julia Dryas butterfly chrysalis
Zebra Heliconian
Gulf Fritillary
Julia Dryas
The Gulf chrysalis is dull all over, and the Julia chrysalis has four metallic spots.

Now you can tell them apart with ease.

zebra heliconian butterfly chrysalis
Gulf Fritillary butterfly chrysalis
Julia Dryas butterfly chrysalis
Their caterpillars are easy; they are very different:
Zebra Heliconian
Gulf Fritillary
Julia Dryas
zebra heliconian butterfly caterpillar
A very small young caterpillar might fool you. I'll add pictures of those later.
Gulf Fritillary butterfly caterpillar
Julia Dryas butterfly caterpillar
Zebra Heliconian
Gulf Fritillary
Julia Dryas Male
zebra heliconian butterfly
Gulf Fritillary butterfly
Julia Dryas butterfly
Julia Dryas Females
I have at least one page on each of these butterflies (linked above). I'd be specific, but I keep adding more pages.

Have a look at my home page, and click any of the butterflies, these three included, to see the first page on them. Each of those pages links to the rest, and they all have this handy sitemap at the bottom.

zebra heliconian butterfly
Julia Dryas butterfly
Julia Dryas butterfly
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