Orange Julia

When the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory began its Volunteer Nature Stewardship Program for the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) in 1998, julia butterflies (Dryas iulia) did not range as far north as Indian River County. The first sighting at ORCA…

Maypop

Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) is one of six passionflower vines native to Florida. Passionflower vines are the larval host plant for our Florida state butterfly, the zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia), the julia (Dryas julia), and the gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). Visit…