Violet-spotted Charaxes (Charaxes violetta)

Violet-spotted Charaxes (Charaxes violetta)

Starry Night Cracker (Hamadryas laodamia)

Starry Night Cracker (Hamadryas laodamia), is native to Central and South America and sporadically in the southern United States. The common name, Starry Night, was inspired by the Vincent van Gogh painting.

White-barred Charaxes (Charaxes brutus)

White-barred Emperor or White-barred Charaxes (Charaxes brutus) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Africa.

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus) ~My favorite

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) is native to Mexico and the continental United States, except northwest of Wyoming. This prolific butterfly actually overwinters in its chrysalis. This photograph is by Sturgis McKeever, Georgia Southern University.

Pink Rose (Pachliopta kotzebuea)

Pink Rose (Pachliopta kotzebuea) is native to the Philippines. This photograph is by Beth Giglio.

King Cracker

The king cracker (Hamadryas amphinome) is our featured butterfly this week. The king cracker is part of a larger group of butterflies called crackers because of the sound males make with their win…