Cracker butterflies are a neotropical group of medium-sized brush-footed butterfly species of the genus Hamadryas. They acquired their common name due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays.
Atlas Moth (Attacus Atlas) ~ the tip of the moth's wing is camouflaged to resemble the head of a distinctive cobra snake. When disturbed, the Atlas moth falls to the ground and writhes about to complete the illusion.
Ventral view of The Southern White Admiral( Limenitis reducta), a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Northern Spain, South and Eastern France, Italy, the Balkans and the Alps. Photograph by MichymonePhoto~~