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Cracker butterfly

Hamadryas amphinome mexicana.


Wing amplitude: 36 to 40 mm, Males of this butterflies, produce a cracking sound as part of their territorial display.


Dry and Rain forest

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Red Cracker
Hamadryas amphinome

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60 Comments (1–25)

:) It certainly is thanks for the comment Dilan.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago


Thanks for your comment.

SG in CR
SG in CR 6 years ago

I never seen one so colorful before. Around here they are more gray. Very nicely captured.

A pleasure to share them all, I am Glad you enjoy it.

injica 7 years ago

Amazing! Tnx for sharing this beauty!

VitoSarancha 7 years ago

ideal spotting!

It certanly is.... thanks for the comment

So glad you love it, I do too.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

So adorable..Just loved it...


Jim West
Jim West 8 years ago


Gracias Ignacio por el ID

Thanks so much for all your kind words

williefromwi 8 years ago

congrats on your spotting of the day award, a very striking looking butterfly

Tarzi_Rulz 8 years ago

That looks amazing... Wow great work... I am speechless

AnnalisaD 8 years ago

Grats!....what a beauty :)

So so glad you all enjoy this spotting... Thanks for your appreciation

BrandonBlount 8 years ago

Excellent spotting! Congratulations on SOTD!!!! Well Deserved!

MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Stunning spot and photo, congrats on SOtD :)

Gracias a todos por sus comentarios...

ceherzog 8 years ago


Annelies 8 years ago

Amazing spotting! Such a beautiful butterfly!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago



Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Awesome spot! Congratulations!

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 27, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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