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Julia Heliconian Butterfly - male

Dryas iulia

Description:

Males are bright orange, females are duller with more black markings. Adult Julias trap-line, visiting a circuit of specific plants daily on which they forage.

Habitat:

Southern Florida, Texas south to Brazil. Subtropical hammock edges & fields. Host Plant: Passion-vines including Passiflora lutea.

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8 Comments

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Thank you Leuba!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

beautiful !

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Thank you for your comments - The inland butterflies were so pristine & vivid compared to the very worn butterflies along the coast.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

great shot!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Perfect!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful picture.

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

brilliant photo small wonders

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Very nice :)

Small Wonders
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 6, 2013

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