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A Dryas iulia, or Julia Butterfly, in the Tennessee Aquarium Butterfly Garden.

Julia Longwing

Butterflies / Dryas Iulia
Length 3"
Conservation Status

While originating in Brazil, Longwing Julia Butterflies are native to some southern states in the United States. In addition to Florida, they can be found in Texas and as far north as Nebraska as well. These butterflies are often distinguished by their longer-than average wingspan, which makes them both quick and agile flyers. The species is also sometimes referred to as "the flame".

Range
Brazil (originally), Texas, Florida
Habitat
Subtropical hammock openings and nearby fields
Diet
Nectar
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