mexican moth
I spotted this moth in Yucatan. I have tried to identify it in a couple of books but can’t find the exact match. Can you help? thanks, and congratulations on your website
Pablo Vargas Lugo
Mexico City

Hi Pablo,
This is not a moth. It is a butterfly known as the Gray Cracker, Hamadryas februa. According to Jeffrey Glassberg in his book Butterflies through Binoculars The West: “Male Crackers are capable of making a clicking or cracking sound.” This species is usually found in tropical woodlands, flying from tree to tree. It often rests with its head down and wings open.

2 Responses to Gray Cracker from Mexico

  1. Marcela says:

    Hello! Is this Gray Cracker butterfly affect or endanger the trees, because I have seen many of them in my tree?

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