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)
  • 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.


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 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.


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