Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Black-patched Cracker
Hamadryas atlantis (H.W. Bates, 1864)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Identification: Upperside is mottled gray, brown, and white. Lower surface of forewing is white with a black patch on outer half and 5 black lines across the cell.
Wing Span: Not reported.
Life History: Unlike the other Hamadryas species, the males of H. atlantis have not been heard making noise when they fly.
Flight: Many flights from May-November in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Vine Dalechampia in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae).
Adult Food: Rotting fruit and other non-floral resources.
Habitat: Dry, open valley bottoms with trees.
Range: Honduras north through tropical America to Mexico; a rare stray in southeastern Arizona.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL
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