Variable Cracker Hamadryas feronia
Variable Cracker, Caxiuaña, Pará, Brazil, November 2005 - click for larger image Caxiuaña, Pará, Brazil
November 2005

The Variable Cracker is quite a common butterfly distributed from Texas in the south of the USA through Central America to Ecuador and Brazil.

There are several subspecies with variable appearance. They are usually seen perched upside down on the bark of a tree. The English name comes from the cracking noise when the males fly.

For more information see Butterflies and Moths of North America.

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