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The 88 Butterfly I know mine says 89 he's trying to get ahead in life. Diaethria clymena,Geotagged,Trinidad and Tobago,Winter,black,butterfly,green,insect,leaf,macro,nature,numeral,red,spot,stripe,white,wildlife,wings Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Top post! What a peculiar species, never seen anything like it. Got more shots of this? I'm interested in the inside of their wings. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Hi Ferdy I have a top shot but it's not very good, I'll upload it still. Posted 4 years ago
      1. The 88 Butterfly The 88 Butterfly partial top view Cramer's Eighty-eight,Diaethria clymena,Geotagged,Trinidad and Tobago,Winter,black,butterfly,green,insect,leaf,macro,nature,numeral,red,spot,stripe,white,wildlife,wings

        Not good? It's excellent, don't be so modest :)
        Posted 4 years ago
  2. WONDERFUL butterfly. In theory, we have a type of 88,too but I have never seen it. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Annette this was actually my first time seeing one of these, which is odd since I've been in this spot a few times before and there were about two dozen fluttering about on various parts of the trail this time. I suspect they are only active at specific times of the year. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Always wanted to see one of these, fantastic. Even better that yours is '89'! Posted 4 years ago
  4. Superb intro image :-) looks 89 though ;-) Posted 4 years ago
  5. In Trinidad it is called the "89" - Callicore aurelia Posted 2 years ago

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''Diaethria clymena'' or Cramer's Eighty-eight is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found from Mexico to Peru and Brazil. It was discovered to science by Pieter Cramer, in a fascicle of ''De uitlandsche Kapellen'', 1775.

The wingspan is about 30–40 millimetres . Adults are black with a blue band on each wing. The underside is red and white with black stripes that look like an outlined number eighty-eight.

The larvae feed on ''Trema lamarckiana'', ''Trema.. more

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Uploaded Jan 29, 2016. Captured Jan 15, 2016 10:53 in Tucker Valley Road, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm