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Dryas iulia (often incorrectly spelled julia), commonly called the Julia Butterfly, Julia Heliconian, The Flame, or Flambeau, is a species of brush-footed butterfly. The sole representative of its genus Dryas, it is native from Brazil to southern Texas and Florida, and in summer can sometimes be found as far north as eastern Nebraska. Over 15 subspecies have been described.
This butterfly is a fast flier and frequents clearings, paths, and margins of forests and woodlands.
Found in Flamingo, Evergaldes feeding on spanish needle.