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Dryas iulia fucatus

Dryas iulia fucatus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-21 12:08
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Points: 14
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Heliconiini
Genus: Dryas
Hubner, [1807]
Species: D. iulia
Subspecies: Dryas iulia fucatus (Boddaert, 1783)

Dryas iulia (often incorrectly spelled julia), commonly called the Julia Butterfly, Julia Heliconian, The Flame, or Flambeau, 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), and the tears of caiman, the eye of which the butterfly irritates to produce tears.Its caterpillars feeds on leaves of passion vines including Passiflora affinis and Yellow Passionflower (P. lutea) in Texas.
The species is popular in butterfly houses because it is long-lived and active throughout the day.
The subspecies Dryas iulia fucatus (Boddaert, 1783) lives only in the Dominican Republic.

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Hello Luciano,
Congratulation for this new 'Julia' species here in TN.
Very nice POV. Perfect exposure and details. Very well presentation.
Thanks for showing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-21 18:34]

Hello Luciano,
It may be a bit tattered and torn, but congratulations on a new species for TN. Wonderful focus showing excellent detail and perfectly exposed. Well done!!

Ciao Luciano, altra favolosa bellezza esotica, fantastici colori e ottimi dettagli, congratulazioni per questa magnifica prima su _TN, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

hallo Luciano
very nice picture with good sharpness and lovely colours not easy to find in wild the real name's
gr lou

Luciano...i took my pic from your album. This lovely image is a learning tool for me. I know your camera and you get thousands of dollars more and it could not be better than this.

Hi Luciano,
Although the poor butterfly just came from a war with a bird, what (s)he almost lost, this is a fantastic photo with beautiful details, colors and lights. Exposure balance is awesome as always on your pics, really good DoF, and gorgeous sharpness. Also congratulations for posting a first time species on TN, absolutely valuable image! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Bonjour Luciano,

Les feuilles cadrent bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Dryas iulia. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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