Hamadryas februa

Gray Cracker

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Nymphalidae”
Sub Family: “Limenitidinae”
Estimated Lifespan 14 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 1251
First Flown On: 11/18/02
Last Flown On: 03/29/24

Species Range:

  • “NorthAmerica” “SouthAmerica”

Host plants:

  • Dalechampia
  • Tragia

Food Source

The adult of this species feeds on sap and rotting fruit.


This butterfly can be found in subtropical forests and forest edges.

Life history

Eggs are laid singly on the underside of the hostplant leaves.


This butterfly can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

Cracker butterflies are often difficult to see because their cryptic patterns allow them to "disappear" within their habitat.