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Cracker butterfly

Hamadryas sp.

Description:

Blue, white and orange butterfly.

Habitat:

Landed on my daughters shirt at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. "It is found from Mexico south to the Amazon Basin." - Wikipedia

Notes:

"They acquired their common name due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays." - Wikipedia

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Cracker Butterfly
Hamadryas sp.


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11 Comments

GretelDeRuiter
GretelDeRuiter 8 years ago

This is extraordinarily beautiful!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Thanks all. This one was quite striking!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

yeah, what a beauty - nice one, Cindy

veera.dsouza
veera.dsouza 8 years ago

wow

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

What a beauty!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Fascinante que bellos colores

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Thank you bayucca! It flew off before I was able to get a ventral shot. I've updated the ID to Hamadryas sp.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Unfortunately an ID is not possible. If you have a ventral view it is quite "easy". It is either Hamadryas amphinome or Hamadryas arinome, with a tendence to Hamadryas amphinome. I think it is not serious enough to call this just Hamadryas amphinome only because it is found in a butterfly zoo.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

I think so too, Viv! Thanks for the ID, Ignacio :)

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 8 years ago

Striking markings ........ beautiful!

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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