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North American Ecology (US and Canada)Heliconius erato is not a resident but found only as a stray in North America (Scott 1986), and ranges to S. Amer. Habitats are tropical forest margins. Host plants vines (occasionally shrubs) restricted to family Passifloraceae. Eggs are laid on the host plant singly. There are multiple flights all year in Mex. (Scott 1986).