Red Cracker!

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Finally, after almost eight years living at the Piedra Rahada and stalking this gorgeous creature, I have a taken a photo of my favorite butterfly: the Red Cracker.
It is in the Nymphalidae family. Crackers are named for the cracking sound the male makes while flying and the red underside of their wings. Generally they are very fluttery and camera shy, but this lovely lady(no cracking) was quite the poser. Happy Humpday 🙂

It's red underbelly. Well, I think it's sort of orange, but I didn't name it.

It’s red underbelly. Well, I think it’s sort of orange, but I didn’t name it.