Julia

Dryas julia (DRY-ass JOO-lee-ah)

Julia - imago - Cayo Coco, Cuba - 19-Oct-06 (1)
Photo © Pete Eeles
 

Checklist Number
59.0137

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:HeliconiinaeSwainson, 1827
Tribe:HeliconiiniSwainson, 1822
Genus:DryasHübner, [1807]
Subgenus:  
Species:julia(Fabricius, 1775)

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Introduction

This is a central American species and a single specimen was captured in 1937 in a greengrocer's shop in Rotherhithe, east London. It is believed to have been accidentally imported in the pupal stage amongst bananas, the specimen being attributed to the Jamaican subspecies delila.

Dryas julia

This species was first defined in Fabricius (1775) as shown here (type locality: America).

Julia - imago - Cayo Coco, Cuba - 19-Oct-06 (1)

Male
Photo © Pete Eeles

Julia - Bristol Zoo - June 2015

Male Underside
Photo © Wurzel

Julia - imago - Thatcham - 28-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}

Female
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Julia - imago - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}

Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Dryas julia

Julia - imago - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}

Photo © Pete Eeles
22-Aug-2008

Julia - imago - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (2) {REARED}

Photo © Pete Eeles
22-Aug-2008

Julia - imago - Thatcham - 28-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}

Photo © Pete Eeles
28-Aug-2008

Julia - imago - Cayo Coco, Cuba - 19-Oct-06 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
31-Oct-2006

Julia male - 7 Sept 2102, Butterfly Park, Benalmadena, Spain.

Photo © Vickie B
07-Sep-2013

Julia female - 7 Sept 2012 Butterfly Park, Benalmadena, Spain

Photo © Vickie B
07-Sep-2013

Mating pair of Julias - 7 Sept 2012, Butterfly Park, Benalmadena, Spain

Photo © Vickie B
07-Sep-2013

Mating pair of Julias - 7 Sept 2012, Butterfly Park, Benalmadena, Spain

Photo © Vickie B
07-Sep-2013

Julia - Dryas iulia - Fairchild Botanical Gardens, Coral Gables, Florida 22-Nov-2012

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Julia (Dryas iulia) - Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida - 20th November, 2014

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Julia - Bristol Zoo - June 2015

Photo © Wurzel

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Ovum

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Larva

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Julia - larva - Stratford-upon-Avon - 13-Jun-10 (1) {REARED}

Photo © Pete Eeles
13-Jun-2010

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Pupa

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Julia - pupa - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}

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22-Aug-2008

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Aberrations

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Fabricius (1775) Fabricius, J.C (1775) Systema entomologiae: sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species.
Hübner (1807) Hübner, J. (1807) Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.
Swainson (1822) Swainson, W. (1822) Zoological illustrations, or, Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals : selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern zoologists (Vol.2).
Swainson (1827) Swainson, W. (1827) A Sketch of the Natural Affinities of the Lepidoptera Diurna of Latreille. The Philosophical magazine : or Annals of chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, natural history and general science.