Dryadula phaetusa

Orange Tiger

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Nymphalidae”
Sub Family: “Heliconiinae”
Estimated Lifespan 65 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 1180
First Flown On: 10/21/02
Last Flown On: 01/20/23

Species Range:

  • “SouthAmerica”

Host plants:

  • Passiflora talamacensis
  • Tetrastylis

Food Source

The adults of this species feed on the nectar from a variety of flowers.


This butterfly can be found in lowland fields and valleys and a variety of disturbed habitats.

Life history

Eggs are laid singly on the leaves of hostplants.


This butterfly can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

This species is unpalatable to birds.