Dryas Iulia also known as Julia can be found in gardens and islands in 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 that feed on flower… Read More JULIA BUTTERFLY
The Common Buckeye are found across the southern United States and in much of Mexico. They have unique fore-wings, each having two orange bars and two large black eye-spots. Learn more about butterflies here: THE DIVERSE LEPIDOPTERA INSECT
Summer is a wonderful time to see many butterflies in action, including Monarch butterflies. Here is one perfectly posed on among these red coneflowers. I have written about Monarch’s here: BUTTERFLIES
The White Peacock butterfly has conspicuous eyespots on their blending white, brown, and orange wings. They tend to be in swamp, shoreline, or standing water areas, where it is warm. I saw this one in a warm and humid butterfly house at the Flagstaff Arboretum.