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Guatemalan Cracker on Xmool-coh

Hamadryas guatemalena

Description:

Photo take in my backyard never seen it before it was on top of a common plant all by it self.it has Incredible colors to warn predators, yellow to orange and black also has some bright blue very small dots along the body. About 2 cm long, it has an incredible spine armor to protect it´s self.

Habitat:

The butterfly flies year round in the tropical parts found from Costa Rica north through Central America to Mexico.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Guatemalan Cracker on Xmool-coh (Ortiga, Bejuco de Pan)
Hamadryas guatemalena on Dalechampia (Euphorbiaceae) (immatures)


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23 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Gracias Billo-kun :)

Billo-kun
Billo-kun 8 years ago

Asombrosa!!! :o

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Nuwan,Juan and Mayra :):)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Great picture Gerardo, this is a very impressive caterpillar!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Great series!!!! Congrats!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

fabulous series !!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Bayucca!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks EarlyStages i really appreciate the ID

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 9 years ago

Congratulations, Gerardo, on an extraordinary spotting (and a favorite oruga of mine)! If there were a Project Noah contest for best caterpillar photo, these would be my vote.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Ian

IanWongkar
IanWongkar 9 years ago

How beautiful

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Small

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Alice ,
Thanks Nopayahnah and Fluff
Yes this guy its very well safeguard.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Beautiful photos and the second one with the caterpillar approaching is especially nice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Looks on the Bristly side, certainly different!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Gracias Carolina
Thanks Karen and Makita

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Wow!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Que espectáculo!

Eva Varga
Eva Varga 9 years ago

Wow! Que bonito! :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks vanhevel i think the same

vanhevel
vanhevel 9 years ago

fascinating!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Feb 16, 2012
Submitted on Feb 16, 2012

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