Dryas iulia (Julia, Fackel)

Dryas iulia, also called Julia or Fackel is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. The wingspan is about 7.0 – 8.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Dryas iulia is orange. It has black wing tips.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Dryas iulia (Julia, Fackel). Dryas iulia is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

The fore wings are orange. They are long and narrowly. The wing tip is black. One black stripe is crossing the wing.  But it is also possible that this black strip is not existent.
The underside of Dryas iulia is light-brown or orange.

The hind wings of Dryas iulia are orange. They are very small in relation to the fore wings. The outer edge is black and wavy.
The underside is light-brown or orange.

The body is brown, but the underside is white. 

Sex differences: None.


Distribution

Dryas iulia (Fackel, Julia) is a butterfly from the Neotropic (South America). The distribution extends from Mexico to Colombia. You can also meet this butterfly on the caribbean islands.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

Passifloraceae:

General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1775 by Fabricius. There are some subspecies.

In former times this butterfly was called Dryas julia.


Photo © by Norbert Ulmann (noulma@hotmail.com)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some other photos of  Dryas iulia.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Eueides aliphera Godart 1819  

Eueides lineata Salvin & Godman 1868 


Scientific name

Dryas iulia Fabricius 1775
Dryas julia Fabricius 1775


Other names

Julia
Fackel


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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