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Blind Eighty-eight Butterfly Commonly called the Blind Eighty-eight or Rose Beauty. Geotagged,Haematera pyrame,Trinidad and Tobago,Winter,black,brown,butterfly,haematera pyrame,insect,macro,nature,orange,speckled,spot,white,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Gorgeous, what complicated patterns it has! Why the "blind" in the name? Is there a hidden 88 beneath? Posted 4 years ago
    1. I have no clue where the "blind 88" comes from, I got the name from butterfliesofamerica.com (and "rose beauty" from learnaboutbutterflies.com). It is in the same tribe as the Eighty-eight butterfly but it does not have any numerical patterns that I can distinguish, the topside is dark with a reddish-orange band, I have no photos though. Posted 4 years ago
      1. Thanks for the info! Posted 4 years ago

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''Haematera pyrame'' is a South American species of butterflies belonging to the family Nymphalidae. It was first described by Fabricius in 1781 under the name ''Papilio pyramus'', which was preoccupied . Jacob Hübner designated a slightly modified replacement name. As currently prescribed, it is the only species in the genus ''Haematera''.

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Uploaded Feb 4, 2016. Captured Jan 15, 2016 11:31 in Tucker Valley Road, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm