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Oregon Swallowtail (Papilio Oregonius) Butterfly. Two years ago I found one of these beauties by the side of the road while I was out for a walk. It had a badly damaged left wing and couldn't fly anymore, so I took in home and laid it down in my garden, under the lettuce leaves.
Red crackers are a medium-sized brush-footed butterfly species of the genus Hamadryas. Their common name is due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays. This genus of butterflies are found throughout South America to Arizona, and at least nine species can be found in Costa Rica. See wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamadryas_(butterfly
❂ “When I was a girl I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched.”