King Cracker

(Hamadryas amphinome)

King Cracker
Native to: 

Mexico to Peru

Plant Association: 

Adults feed mainly on decomposing fruit

Interesting Fact: 

The Hamadryas family gets its common name “Cracker” from the male’s ability to flap its wings and make a cracking sound like bacon in a frying pan.

Photograph by: 
Bresson Thomas