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Hamadryas februa

Hamadryas februa
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 8 N: 537] (3376)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-25 4:50
Viewed: 2816
Points: 10
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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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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-01-25 7:37]

Impresionante esta mariposa, se ve grandísima y es bonita. Gracias por compatirla. Un saludo.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2012-01-25 9:40]

Hi Paulo

Lovely shot - nice contrasting textures and colurs. Good lighting and pose too.

Best wishes


Hi Paulo,
Nice picture of this interesting butterfly with good details & sharpness.
Taken from a good POV & nice composition. Well done & TFS.

Hello Paulo
Amazing butterfly and great photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Hello Paulo,
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,
Best Regards,

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