Hamadryas amphichloe diasia: Caribbean Cracker Butterfly

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Distribution: South Florida [rare stray], Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Mona, Puerto Rico.

Hamadryas sp. : 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.

Photo: Florida Museum of Natural History, Butterfly Rainforest, Gainesville, Florida  [20140727]

Source: Butterflies of AmericaWikipedia

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