Male

Guadeloupe, Chutes du Carbet, 16-IV-1988.

Male

Martinique, Le Diamant, Morne Constant, 2-IX-1998, G. Chovet leg.

Female

Guadeloupe, Chutes du Carbet, 16-IV-1988.

Female

Martinique, Le Diamant, Morne Constant, 2-IX-1998, G. Chovet leg.

Dryas iulia (Fabricius, 1775)

ssp. dominicana (Hall, 1917) : Guadeloupe.
ssp. martinica Pinchon & Enrico, 1969 : Martinique.


Nymphalidae Heliconiinae

Julia


Synonym

Dryas juncta Comstock

Systematics

This species, although uniform in continental America, shows considerable variation in the Antilles where almost every island has its own subspecies.
The status of subspecies has been revised by H.K. Clench (J. Lepid. Soc., 1975, 29: 230-235).


Biology and distribution

Larva on Passiflora spp.. Turner reports P. suberosa L. in Jamaica (Passifloraceae).

Martinique (D. i. martinica ) and Guadeloupe (D. i. dominicana) everywhere, but not common.

St-Kitts, Montserrat and Saba (D. i. warneri (Hall)), Dominica (D. i. dominicana), St-Lucia (D. i. lucia (Riley)), St-Vincent, Grenada, Grenadines and (?) Barbados (D. i. framptoni (Riley)).
Bahamas (D. i. carteri (Riley)), Cuba (D. i. nudeola (Bates)), Cayman Is. (D. i. zoe Miller & Steinhauser), Jamaica (D. i. delila (Fabricius)), Hispaniola (D. i. hispaniola (Hall)), Puerto-Rico and Virgin Is. (D. i. iulia).

Florida (D. i. largo Clench) and continental America, from the south of the United States to Brazil.

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