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.
Devil’s Throat is the highlight of a visit to Iguazu Falls. The waterfall marks the border between Brazil and Argentina.
More shots at different angles of Devil’s Throat with rainbow.
Different shots, different perspective at the thunderous Devil’s Throat.
Devil’s Throat is the largest of about 275 waterfalls making up Iguazu Falls. One of the best spots to be which provides a closer and better view of the falls. This shot at a distance when a rainbow made his appearance.
Closer look at the Devil’s Throat with better view of the rainbow.
I don’t have a name for this “gummy substance” that I spotted in a number of trees in the Iguazu Falls. I have found that quite interesting. Are these created by the environment or disease from the trees?
When mushrooms or conks, also called a bract or shelf, grow on tree bark, it is usually a sign that the tree is infected with a rot-inducing pathogen. While not all mushrooms are harmful to trees, many are. They cause heart decay, which causes healthy trees to begin to rot at the heart of the trunk.
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.
A very popular sight at Iguazu Falls. The Coati is a member of the raccoon family, a diurnal mammal native to South and Central America and south-western North America. The term is reported to be derived from the Tupi language of Brazil. A first site, they appears harmless and people tend to approach and even feed them, despite many warnings that they should not be touched. They can be dangerous and many people have witnessed their agressiveness and violent behaviour.