Hamadryas guatemalena

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Guatemalan Cracker or Guatemalan Calico
Guatemalan Cracker (Hamadryas guatemalena), ventral.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Biblidini
Genus: Hamadryas
Species: H. guatemalena
Binomial name
Hamadryas guatemalena
Bates, 1864[verification needed]

The Guatemalan Cracker or Guatemalan Calico (Hamadryas guatemalena) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Southern North America ranging to Central South America.

The wingspan is 76–98 mm. The butterfly flies year round in the tropical parts of its range and in August in the temperate part of its range.

The larvae feed on Euphorbiaceae species. The adults feed on juices from rotting fruit and animal faeces.

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