Costa Rica, September 5, 2006
This species is described on pg 44 of Goode's Intro to Costa Rican Butterflies. They typically rest on tree trunks with their heads down, giving them good concealment against the trunk. They are often referred to as "cracker" butterflies because of the crackling sound they make when flying, like the crackling of static electricity.
It looks like I might have caught this hamadryas in the process of laying an egg. If those objects are hamadryas eggs, then there are seven of them showing and she has had a busy morning.
Brenda holds a newly emerged hamadryas as a part of the tour of the Butterfly Farm.
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