Zebra Longwing butterflies lay eggs singly. If few 'perfect' tips of passionvine are available, many eggs may be laid on one passionvine tip.
Ingredients to find Zebra Longwing eggs and caterpillars:
1. Passionvine plant growing in a
2. Shady area
3. Zebra Longwing adult butterflies
Zebra Longwings prefer shady areas. If you live in a fairly shady area and plant passionvine in your yard in the shade, Zebra Longwings are likely to visit, move in, and deposit eggs.
Check passion vine tips and tendrils for tiny yellow eggs (eggs may darken as the caterpillar develops inside). Small caterpillars are almost translucent. As they grow, they become white with black hairs or spines. They cannot hurt you. Touching one is like petting a hairbrush.Bright red blooming passion flower
plants are not host plants for Zebra Longwing butterflies. Although butterflies may lay eggs upon the plant, they will rarely, if ever, become an adult butterfly.