Julia Longwing or “Julia” is a butterfly is part of the Brush-footed family of butterflies, they are the only member of its genus. It has long and narrow wings. The Julia can be considered distasteful to predators because the caterpillars they feed on are poisonous passion flowers. Learn more here: JULIA BUTTERFLY. I saw these at the Arboretum… Read More JULIA LONGWING
March 14th is Learn About Butterflies Day. Here are some posts from this blog about butterflies… WHAT ARE ALL THOSE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES?, MORE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES…, SWALLOWTAILS, THE DIVERSE LEPIDOPTERA INSECT.
Dryas Iulia also known as Julia can be found in gardens and islands in tropical and sub-tropical areas within southern Texas and Florida in the U.S., into Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and northern South America. Julia’s are Brush-footed butterflies that are orange with black markings on their long and narrow wings. They are fast flyers… Read More JULIA BUTTERFLY
Summer is prime time for butterfly watching in North America. Here are some more butterflies with orange in their wings. The gulf fritillary are found throughout North America in sunny areas with abundant flowers. The Queen butterfly live throughout southern North America and into South America, wherever there are milkweeds. The Julia butterfly can be… Read More MORE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES…