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Guatemalan Cracker

Hamadryas guatemalena

Description:

Photo take at the my garden this beautiful cracker just fly near an apple peaces i put on the table about 7 cm wingspan. Upper surface is patterned with brown, gray, and tan; outer half of forewing is lighter and there is a red bar in the cell. Upper hindwing has eyespots with a mottled brown and white center circled in blue, then a wide black ring, and outside of that, another blue ring. Underside is tan and white; forewing with a large white spot below apex, hindwing with submarginal black rings.

Habitat:

Tropical forest edges, stream valleys, and cutover areas.Costa Rica north through Central America to Mexico. A rare stray to the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.

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7 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting! I love the mosaic pattern! :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

wow, what a stunningly beautiful species!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

hahah thanks Sergio indeed love this place i leave a little far from town in the jungle still, so all need to do is just walk around the area.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Gerardo, your garden looks like the butterflies Garden of Eden.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks ArgyBee :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Beautiful Gerardo !

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Jun 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 14, 2012

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