Most butterflies are quiet. But some, surprisingly can hear and “speak.”
A butterflyâ€™s ear
A few species of butterflies have an â€œearâ€ on their wings called Vogelâ€™s organ. Itâ€™s a sac filled with liquid that vibrates with sound.
Some butterflies can tell the difference between high and low pitched sounds.
Some butterflies, like the Hamadryas feronia in the picture, make a clicking sound with their wing when following another butterfly around. The Hamadryas butterflyâ€™s sound is loud enough for humans to hear and gives the butterfly its nickname of â€œcrackerâ€ butterfly.