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Red Cracker

Hamadryas amphinome

Description:

butterfly acting like a moth trying to hide among lichens on tree trunks Red Cracker Hamadryas amphinome LINNAEUS, 1767 Family - NYMPHALIDAE subfamily - BIBLIDINAE Tribe - AGERONIINI subtribe - AGERONIINA



2 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Cracker Butterfly
Hamadryas sp.

10 Comments

kijikb
kijikb 6 years ago

Have to admit I didn't quite know what the +5 meant. Accuracy? Will change as suggested!

Thanks again!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

No, both can show some reddish glim. Only a view of the underside can really help. I admit, I would tend to Amphinome as well as I did from the beginning. But knowing another similar species which looks similar/identical we should be serious and tell this one Hamadryas sp. with a possible ID as Hamadryas amphinome or Hamadryas arinome. Sorry, I still can't make a "+", although already 5 are there ;-))...

kijikb
kijikb 6 years ago

Does the slightly reddish color on the dorsal surface tell you anything in terms of species id?

Hamadryas Amphinome or Hamadryas Arinome.

kijikb
kijikb 6 years ago

Will check to see if I have a ventral view with the big lens--there was another cracker butterfly there with no white on the upper wings but I didn't get a good pic of it.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Thank you, bayucca for looking into this one. :-)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Give me a ventral view of this one and I would love to confirm Amphinome. But it could also be Hamadryas arinome ariensis. Amphinome and Arinome looks identical from the dorsal side, and until now nobody could tell me the difference between the two. So you need a view of the underside to be sure of the species:
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/hamadrya...

kijikb
kijikb 6 years ago

Thanks for the ID!!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Please verify! Beautiful!

drP
drP 6 years ago

Beautiful butterfly.

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lat: -22.79, Long: -43.31

Spotted on Mar 28, 2013
Submitted on Mar 28, 2013

Spotted for mission

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