Color Match with Julia Heliconian - Dryas iulia by Lepidoptera

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Dryas iulia (often incorrectly spelled julia), commonly called the Julia Butterfly or Julia Heliconian, 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. 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 mimic complex.
This butterfly is a fast flier and frequents clearings, paths, and margins of forests and woodlands. It feeds on the nectar of flowers, such as lantanas (Lantana) and Shepherd’s-needle (Scandix pecten-veneris).
Source: Wikipedia

Featured in Peace Love & Tranquility on July 31/2012

Featured in The Winged Insects Group on July 30/2012

Thank you All for the visit and wonderful support, so very much appreciated.
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna


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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 2 years ago

    awesome colors

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature
    See also the groups feature message ………Johan

  • Hi Johan, thank you for the feature, very much appreciated and proud on it.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Sharon Woerner
    Sharon Woernerabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful !!

  • Alison Hill
    Alison Hillabout 2 years ago

    great shot!

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 2 years ago

    31 JULY 2012 — WAY TO GO!!!!!

  • Hi RGHunt , thank you for the feature, very much appreciated and proud on it.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations Johanna with your Feature in the
    Winged Insects Group!
    Excellent work and very well deserved!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work

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