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Species Hamadryas guatemalena - Guatemalan Cracker - Hodges#4541.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Biblidinae (Tropical Brushfoots)
Tribe Ageroniini
Genus Hamadryas (Crackers)
Species guatemalena (Guatemalan Cracker - Hodges#4541.1)
Hodges Number
4541.1
Explanation of Names
Hamadryas guatemalena (Bates, 1864)
Identification
Simplest character is probably the spots along the hindwing margin, which are gray or brown, surrounded by a thin blue-white circle, surrounded by a thick black circle, surrounded by another thin bluish-white circle.
Range
s. TX (as a stray) to Costa Rica - Map (MPG, BOA)
Habitat
moist tropical and subtropical forests
Season
mostly Sept-Mar (MPG)
Food
Adults come to sap, animal feces, and rotting or overripe fruit. Has not been recorded breeding in the US; caterpillars feed on foliage of vines in the genus Dalechampia, family Euphorbiaceae.
Remarks
First U.S. Record: Bentsen-RGV State Park, 1974 (1)
Print References
Kendall, R.O., & W.W. McGuire. 1984. Some new and rare records of Lepidoptera found in Texas. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 86: 1-50. (1)
Works Cited
1.Some new and rare records of Lepidoptera found in Texas.
Kendall, R.O., & W.W. McGuire. 1984. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 86: 1-50.