Here is a shot of Zebra heliconians roosting
I have this happening every night in my garden (mid-town Sarasota). This morning there were only 5, other times there are as many as 15 or 20. They roost on pieces of Spanish Moss like those shown in the picture but also on downward drooping bare branches of some of the bushes in the understory of my yard. I have a “secret garden” sort of area where you can walk into and under all the trees and plants and they “sleep over” during the night and fly around in there during the day. I can’t attach a picture here but they make it very easy to take a picture because they seem to be completely unaware when they are in this state. It is a thrill to me to be able to observe them like this.
Wow! What a find! I would love to see a roost of zebras. How do you look for it?
Hey Barbara. This was at Joyce’s house. They do like the Spanish Moss. I had a few at my house in Sarasota but not this many. At dusk, is a good time to check or sometimes early in the morning while they are still roosting.
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