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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.

Notes:

Another post of this butterfly, as the males seem rather variable - previous spot of a male in the same area: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/193...

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Spotted on Feb 21, 2013
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