Julia Butterflies (Dryas julia)

Pricing: Dead (spread, as pictured): $20-$30 depending quality
Geographic Range: Southern Texas To Brazil
View: Top View  Size: Wingspan: 79-92 mm

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Image Copyright 2003
Barbara Strnadova

Sometimes abundant in the Everglades, the Julia is more common in the Neotropics. The sexes are almost monomorphic except that the females are duller, and often browner. As is the case with most heliconid butterflies, the caterpillars feed on passion flower (Passiflora). Larvae are light brown with 6 rows of branching spines.