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Dryas iulia

Julia Longwing


Dryas iulia (often incorrectly spelled julia), commonly called the Julia Butterfly, Julia Heliconian, The Flame, or Flambeau, is a species of brush-footed butterfly. Its wingspan ranges from 82 to 92 mm, and it is colored orange (brighter in male specimens) with black markings; this species is somewhat unpalatable to birds and belongs to the "orange" Batesian Mimicry mimic complex.


this could be a Julia Heliconia, Dryas iulia.

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bayucca 6 years ago

It certainly is Dryas iulia, Julia Longwing.

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Petén, Guatemala

Lat: 16.99, Long: -89.69

Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Jan 5, 2014

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