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Around 8:30 a.m. in the morning, I opened the front door, to go outside. I spotted a Julia longwing butterfly, resting on my front door. I also spotted this same butterfly, resting on a green plant, and resting on the concrete sidewalk, which is near the front door. There are still flowers blooming in my front and backyard, and this attracts many different species of butterflies, to take nectar from these flowers. This butterfly, has blue eyes. The tip of each antenna, is orange in color. The top of its wings, is orange in color. The pupa of the Julia longwing butterfly, is grayish white in color, and somewhat resembles a dead leaf.
Dryas julia, prefer open, sunny breaks in the subtropical and tropical forests it inhabits. This butterfly, is also common to open areas, due to human impact, like gardens, cattle grazing lands, and forest clearings. This butterfly, frequents clearings, paths, and margins of forests and woodlands.
I spotted this orange butterfly, resting on my front door, resting on a plant, and resting on the concrete sidewalk, during the early morning hours.