flame butterfly / Passionsblumenfalter / Dryas julia
The flame butterfly, belongs within the family of the noble butterflies (Nymphalidae) to the genus Dryas. The species is monotypic, therefore no subspecies are known. The Passion flower butterfly belongs to the larger noble butterflies and reaches an impressive span of eight to nine cm. The wings of the males are strikingly orange. A dark hem stretches around the entire wing. In the last third of a wing a dark horizontal stripe is recognizable. In the first third, the wings have a serrated edge at the bottom. The wings of the females are somewhat less strongly colored. The underside of the wings is light brown in both sexes. The body shows an orange-colored coloring, the thorax is colored predominantly brown. The head is characterized by two large complex eyes, the antennae are of medium length and slightly thickened at the end.