Hamadryas laodamia laodamia
Starry Night Cracker (Hamadryas laodamia laodamia), male, Ceiba Tops, Indiana, Loreto, Amazonia, Peru
Hamadryas are called Cracker due to the ability of the males to produce a "cracking" sound with some little rods next to their abdomen. Sounds like electrostatic discharge or crispy bacon in the fryer. It is supposed to be a warning sound for other approaching males. Taking pictures in the rainforest aera is quite tricky because they usually are hanging around on top of the canopy or at least 10 m above the camera. The can stay their for a long time, always head down to spot potential mates. This is not the shot I would expected, the sharpness is not over all the best.
Lat: -3.50, Long: -73.05
Spotted on Jan 13, 2007
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012
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