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Eluina Eighty-eight

Eighty-eight butterfly
Diaethria eluina
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Lepidoptera
Family: 
Nymphalidae
IUCN Red List status: 
Not Evaluated

Description

Protected by the following WLT projects:

This brush-footed butterfly is found throughout Central and Southern America. They are commonly known as the ‘eighty-eight’ butterfly due to the patterns on the underside of their hind wings. They have a wing span of 3-4cm and the top sides are black with blue bands. They feed on decaying food and dung.

 

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