Dryas iulia (often incorrectly spelled julia) commonly called the Julia butterfly, Julia heliconian, the flame, or flambeau, is a species of brush-footed butterflies. The sole representative of its genus Dryas, it is native from Brazil to southern Texas and Florida. Over 15 subspecies have been described.
Adelpha is a genus of brush-footed butterflies found from the southern United States and Mexico to South America. They are commonly known as sisters, due to the white markings on their wings, which resemble a nun’s habit.
Friendly little butterfly which found refuge on this girl’s hands.
A butterfly with many subspecies, all of which bear distinctive and graphic patterns on the underside hindwings, often resembling numbers or letters of the alphabet.
Many butterflies are spotted in the Iguazu Falls. This species is a real beauty and was seen in many areas. They tend to blend fairly well when pausing on a tree or a wooden ramp.
Showing the other side, of the wing, they are also known as Cracker Butterflies. They acquired their common name due to the unusual way that males produce a “cracking” sound as part of their territorial displays.
This Florida Viceroy Butterfly is a rich brown color in the southern part of Florida, where it mimics the Queen and red-orange in the northern counties where it mimics the Monarch. Shot also taken in the Everglades National Park.
The common buckeye or simply, buckeye, is a butterfly found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia and all parts of the United States, except the northwest, and is especially common in the south, the California coast, and throughout Central America and Colombia. Another shot taken in the Everglades National Park.
This butterfly is quite popular in the state of Florida and also visits my garden throughout the year. This shot was taken couple of weeks ago at the Everglades National Park.
Shot today in my Backyard Butterflies & Hummer Garden.
These species although not native of Belize are in exhibit for viewing at the small Nature & Conservation Center.
Shots taken from my Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden this past week feeding on Verbena plant.