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88 Butterfly - Diaethria clymena

88 Butterfly - Diaethria clymena
The Florida Keys, Florida, USA
Well, although named the "88" inspite of the "89" on the ventral side of the hind wing, this species is thought to have accidentally arrived by plane from South America. There are only three records to date.

"88" inspite of the "89"

Haven't you heard? This species' transition from 88 to 89 is an example of evolution in action!!!

MQ, Austin

Texas Beetle Information

I love these!
These are some of my favorite butterflies! Nice photo!

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