Julia Male

  • Family name: Nymphalidae/Brush-Footed Butterflies
  • General description: male bright orange; forewing elongate with black spots toward apex. Female dull orange; forewing elongate with black bar across apex; hindwing of both sexes with narrow black margin. Ventral hindwing ligt orange-brown with pale band through center.
  • Field Marks: elongate orange wings; forewing with black markings toward apex; ventral hindwing mottled light orange-brown

Julia Female

  • Sexes: appear different
  • Wingspan: 72-85 mm
  • Life Cycle: Egg: yellow, elongate, laid singly on host leaves Mature larva: brown with white spots and numerous black branched spines Chrysalis: brown with a few silver markings
  • Number of Generations: multiple
  • Flight Season: All
  • Abundance: Common
  • Habitat: forest margins, open woodlands, shrubby sites, gardens, parks
  • Counties: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Sarasota, St. Lucie
  • Larval Host Plants: corky-stemmed passion flower (Passiflora suberosa), many flowered passion flower (Passiflora multiflora)
  • Similar Species: Gulf Fritillary
  • Additional Information: Often found alongside Zebra Longwing and Gulf Fritillary

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