Saturday, June 7, 2014

Butterfly, Starry Night, Hamadryas arinome

Hamadryas arinome - Starry Night
This spectacular butterfly from the rain forests of Central America is one of the cracker butterfiles (error - should be butterflies), so called because the males make a crackling sound with their wings when they fly.  Phil DeVries, author of "The Butterflies of Costa Rica', called this species "Starry Night" after the famous Van Gogh painting.

Photo by Dr. Phil DeVries
Houston Museum of Natural Science

This postcard is unused and was given to me in 2013. 

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