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Common Name: Julia
Scientific Name: Dryas julia
Wingspan: 7.5-9.5 cm
Location: South and Central America, extending north to southern Texas and Florida in the USA
This species is distinguished by its long, narrow forewings and bright orange-brown color. Females are duller and lack a distinctive black marking on the leading edge of the forewing. The underside is patterned with various shades of orange-buff and has two small, red spots close to the hindwing base. It visits garden flowers and wet ground.