Hamadryas laodamia

Starry night cracker
Starry Night (Hamadryas laodamia) butterfly.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Animalia
Clade:Euarthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Hamadryas
Species:H. laodamia
Binomial name
Hamadryas laodamia
(Cramer, 1777)
Synonyms
  • Papilio laodamia Cramer, 1777

Hamadryas laodamia, the starry night cracker or starry cracker, is a species of cracker butterfly in the family Nymphalidae.[1] It can be found from Mexico to the Amazon basin, but is most common in lowland forest in the Caribbean area.

Description

The starry night cracker is a black butterfly with iridescent blue speckling on its wings. The female has a white band on the underside of the forewing that is broader than the band on the male.[2] The wingspan is about 7 cm (2.8 in).[3] The caterpillars have short horns on their heads, the function of which is unknown, and the pupae are bright green.[2]

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