Julia Heliconian Butterfly (Dryas iulia)

The beautiful Julia Heliconian butterfly (Dryas iulia) has bright orange color with a narrow black border on the hindwing. It is a tropical butterfly, ranging from Brazil to southern Florida and southern Texas.

Size: 3.0" - 3.5"

Host plants: Passion Flowers
Nectar plants: a variety, including Lantana

Julia Heliconian Butterfly - 10/23/2016
Julia Heliconian Butterfly
Julia Heliconian Butterfly on Lantana in East Texas in 2016
Julia Heliconian Butterfly on Lantana in East Texas in 2016