11-7-07. Falcon Heights, TX. ©Berry Nall or as stated

Crackers are so named because some species can make a "cracking" sound with their wings. I have heard this sound when a Guatemalan Cracker is chasing other butterflies and also when it is courting.

Click on one of the links below to download a video clip of a pair interacting. In the video, a male (it appears) is trying to get the attention of an aloof female. The clip allows you to hear a Guatemalan Cracker "cracking".
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Life History of Guatemalan Cracker

Sightings by Month
 
 
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4
3
2
1
0
(in Starr Co, 4 yrs of data)
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  • 1
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  • 1
 
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Per month: 
1 seen
 
2 seen
 
>2 seen

Explanation of sightings data