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|Hamadryas februa ssp.|
Cracker butterflies are a neotropical group of medium-sized brush-footed butterfly species of the genus Hamadryas. They acquired their common name due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays.
Distribution and habitat.
This genus of butterflies are commonly found throughout South America to Arizona.
They spend most of the day perching on trees, boulders, and other such surfaces against which they are camouflaged. The speckled species of Hamadryas are often hard to distinguish, and most often these butterflies have to be examined as set specimens.
Since cracker butterflies have camouflage, they are not poisonous and do not have a chemical defense. They are actually fed upon by Rufous-tailed Jacamars.
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- [2012-01-25 7:37]
Impresionante esta mariposa, se ve grandísima y es bonita. Gracias por compatirla. Un saludo.
- [2012-01-25 9:40]
Lovely shot - nice contrasting textures and colurs. Good lighting and pose too.
Nice picture of this interesting butterfly with good details & sharpness.
Taken from a good POV & nice composition. Well done & TFS.
Amazing butterfly and great photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.
An excellent captured of this butterfly, perfect point of view, beautiful details sharpness and very good composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,