Cramer's Eighty-eight (Diaethria clymena marchalii), Santa María, Colombia
This is the marchalii sub species of Diaethria clymena, popular name "eighty eight". It looks like I found a zero zero instead, but if you look closely, you can see faint dots appearing inside the circles. For some reason, a large group of them was interested in this piece of concrete wall at the beginning of the Reserva Almenara path in Santa María.
''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