Dryas iulia (alcione)at Iguazu Falls Brazil side MG_9504

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.

Dryas iulia alcionea Butterfly at Iguazu Falls Brazilian side, MG_9504-1

 

 

Dryas iulia alcionea Butterfly at Iguazu Falls Brazilian side, MG_9504-3

 

Adelpha Butterfly at Iguazu Falls Brazilian side, MG_9513

Adelpha thessalia Butterfly at Iguazu Falls Brazil side MG_9550

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.

Celadon Sister Butterfly at Iguazu Falls Brazilian side, MG_9550-1

Friendly little butterfly which found refuge on this girl’s hands.

Celadon Sister Butterfly at Iguazu Falls Brazilian side, MG_9550-2

 

Celadon Sister Butterfly at Iguazu Falls Brazilian side, MG_9550-3

Ochre Spot Pororo Butterfly, Brazil MG_9440

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.

Ochre Spot Pororo Butterfly MG_9440

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.

Ochre Spot Pororo Butterfly MG_9440-3

 

Ochre Spot Pororo Butterfly MG_9440-2

Buckeye Butterfly- 93E7272

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.

 

buckeye-butterfly-93e7272

 

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