The adults of this species are both nectar and pollen feeders just like most Heliconian butterflies.
This butterfly can be found in a variety of habitats including forest, urban gardens, orchards and roadsides.
Eggs are laid singly on the tender shoots of the host plant.
Because there are multiple generations per yer and with their long life span this butterfly can be found in flight year round.
Heliconius butterflies exhibit communal roosting behavior, so they can be seen grouped in large numbers at night.