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The Passion of Julia

A Julia Butterfly on a Perfume Passion (Passiflora violacea), probably the strongest fragrant Passion flower

 

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae.

 

Julia Butterfly or Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia), is a species of brush-footed butterfly. The sole representative of its genus Dryas, it is native from Brazil to southern Texas and Florida, and in summer can sometimes be found as far north as eastern Nebraska. Over 15 subspecies have been described.

 

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Heliconiini

 

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Taken on September 9, 2011