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Eluina Eighty-eight

©Chris Knowles

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera


Scientific Name: Diaethria eluina

IUCN Red List status: Not Evaluated

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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