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
Explanation of sightings data