Starry Night Cracker Butterfly Hamadryas laodamia

Cracker Butterflies are named after the cracking noise produced by the wings of the male in territorial, courtship and threat displays. They feed on rotting fruit, tree sap and dung instead of nectar.

starrynightcrack1 Cracker
starrynightcrack1 Cracker
starrynightcrack1 Cracker
The Starry Night Cracker Butterfly is native to the Middle Americas from Mexico to the Northern part of South America. Above is the male. The female looks similar but with the addition of a white bar on each forewing. Both have a black underside with a few red spots.