Hamadryas amphinome

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Red cracker
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Hamadryas
Species: H. amphinome
Binomial name
Hamadryas amphinome
(Linnaeus, 1767)
Synonyms
  • Papilio amphinome Linnaeus, 1767

Hamadryas amphinome, the red cracker, is a species of cracker butterfly in the family Nymphalidae, native to regions of North and South America.

Distribution[edit]

It is found from Mexico, through the Caribbean and Central America, to the Amazon basin including in Brazil, Guianas, Peru, and Bolivia, and south into Argentina.

Subspecies[edit]

Subspecies of Hamadryas amphinome, listed alphabetically, include:[1]

  • Hamadryas amphinome amphinome (Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil)
  • Hamadryas amphinome fumosa (Colombia)
  • Hamadryas amphinome mazai (Mexico)
  • Hamadryas amphinome mexicana (Mexico to Colombia)

Food source[edit]

The larvae feed on Dalechampia scandens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamadryas amphinome at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms