Black Cracker Butterfly Female, Family Nymphalidae, Genus Hamadryas, Species laodamia. Also known as Starry Night Butterfly. Rounded wing shape. Both sexes have velvet black upperside with blue spots and iridescent blue-black underside with submarginal red spots. Female has a white band on the upperside, the male does not. Found from Mexico to the Amazon Basin.

Black Cracker Butterfly Female Nymphalidae Hamadryas laodamia
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