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Dryas iulia

Dryas iulia
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2010-07-18
Catégories: Insects
Appareil photographique: Olympus SP565 UZ
Exposition: f/4.5, 1/160 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale, Workshop
Date de soumission: 2010-07-22 10:16
Vue: 4155
Favoris: 1 [voir]
Points: 32
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Dryas iulia Fabricius, 1775.

My garden is frequently visited by "Three beautiful orange butterfly species!" You (so far), known only two: Agraulis vanillae and Dione juno. Today I present the third butterfly Orange, the "Dryas iulia".

I included a bonus picture of this butterfly with wings closed in WORKSHOP.

Hope you like it!

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Tribe: Heliconiini
Subtribe: Heliconiiti
Genus: Dryas -- Hübner, 1807
Species: D. iulia
Binomial name: Dryas iulia --(Fabricius, 1775)

Identification: Dryas iulia (incorrectly spelled julia), commonly called the Julia Butterfly or Julia Heliconian, 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.

Wings colored orange (brighter in male specimens) with black markings; this species is somewhat unpalatable to birds and belongs to the "orange" Batesian mimic complex

Life history: 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). Its caterpillars feeds on leaves of passion vines including Passiflora affinis and Yellow Passionflower (P. lutea) in Texas.

Flight: All year in tropical habitats.

Wing span: Ranges from 82 to 92 mm

For more INFO: (Wikipedia - Dryas iulia)

About this shot:
Model: SP565UZ
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 10/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 64
Focal Length: 1300/100 mm
Date Taken: 2010-07-18 14:04
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 236 kb

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Hola Jesus, que bien ser tu vecino de foto hoy, asi no tuve ni que buscar esta belleza que contrasta enormemente en la galeria con mi feísima araña :)
Que lujo que te visiten estas especies en tu jardín, y que elegante la captura. Gracias por la segunda toma, completa la ficha perfectamente.
Un saludo, Felipe.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2010-07-22 11:33]

Hello Jesús,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in great natural and contrasting colours and excellent sharpness. Good POV and composition.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-22 11:35]

Hi Jesus
What a great shot of this wonderful Dryas iulia Fabricius!
Colors and details are fantastic!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-22 12:56]

Hello Jesus,
Great capture of this magnificent Dryas iulia butterfly in a lovely position. Excellent sharpness and beautiful light and colours.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6198 W: 89 N: 15305] (64084)
  • [2010-07-22 14:56]

Ciao Jesus,io non so più cosa scrivere a commento delle tue foto,non c'e' il minimo difetto e la specie e' un'altro incredibile spettacolo.Un grosso applauso te lo meriti,bravissimo! Buonanotte,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-07-22 16:49]

Hi Jesus,

Butterflies are not frequent visitors here so I really enjoy seeing so many different species here on TN. The perfect pose to show off the vibrant colors and elegant markings. Clarity and composition are wonderful - as always.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-22 22:58]

Splendid photo, TFS!

Ciao Jesus, questa è una delle poche che già conoscevo, che l'ho vista e fotografata in una "butterfly house", magnifica bellezza dai fantastici colori, ma ce l'hai lo spazio per una tenda nel tuo giardino?
Bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2010-07-23 1:17]

Hello Jesus,
really a splendid view of the butterfly. Very intense colour with excellent view. I like the well opened and spread. The contrast is so well captured and shown in excellent light.
Congratulations for such a splendid scene.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2010-07-23 2:09]

Hello Jesus,
Amazing all these creatures in your garden..three very close butterfliy-species with a shape we don't have in Europe. The differences between them are not big, therefore agood picture is always the best for the ID. Colorful classical shot.
Thanks a lot to present all three species that we can compare!
Kind regards

Well done old friend Jesus! Beauty in orange! Nice! Orange is good and it is a difficult color to reproduce photographically in my opinion! Try, oversaturated it a bit and you are loosing detail, under saturated and the orange becoming quite dirty color! So, I think technically superbly executed shot! Good composition and detail! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Ciao Jesus. Ogni giorno una novità. Una più bella dell'altra. Colori favolosi e ottima scelta il taglio panoramico.


hello Jesus
this is a very good sharpness pose of this Beautiful Orange (hollandfootball)colour
i like this one thanks greeting lou

hello Jesús

i see that you have another camera and you always continue
to post image with DSLR quality images, your the best point
& shooter Jesús, on this photo : fine POV, always superbly
focused with great sharpness and details, beautiful colour
tones of the butterfly, TFS


Sobre tu pregunta a m i foto anterior, no, no usé flash.

Tu toma vuelve a hacer nuestras delicias; si me encontrara alguna de las que publicas en mi zona me asustaría. Realmente tenéis abundancia en belleza, variedad... y espectacularidad. Podríamos decir que las de aquí son más insípidas jeje aunque cualquier insecto tiene gran belleza para mí.
Aquí estamos en pleno verano, no llueve una gota y las temperaturas llevan tres semanas rozando los 38ªC; salir al campo en muchas zonas de España en esta época es desolador, esto es un gran desierto, a excepción de los regadíos artificiales y la Zona Norte de España. A partir de las diez de la mañana es preferible no sacar la cámara, eso sí, tenemos humedad baja en mi zona lo que hace el tema más llevadero.

Un abrazo.

Hola Jesus

Otra mariposa que tampoco había visto. ¿cómo consigues que no se muevan si te acercas, yo no lo consigo.

Bonitos colores y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

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