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[25 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

The wing of this butterfly ranges from 83 to 92 mm and is colored orange with black markings. According to Chaa Creek Naturalist Guide David Juarez, the Orange Julia feeds on nectar from flowers and most of the time, they prefer the red or blue flowers.

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[8 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]

The Malachite is a neo tropical butterfly that has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow green on the upper sides and light brown and olive green on the under sides. Its name is derived from the mineral malachite which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly’s wings.

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[13 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize photo of the day is the Crimson Patch butterfly and its scientific name is Chlosyne janais. The genus Chlosyne are well recognized because of their black and orange ground colors and its species range from Mexico to Colombia, occurring from sea level to 1,200 meters above sea level.