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Butterfly alphabet (esp. for Calilasseia)
« on: June 05, 2021, 10:23:04 PM »
My eldest son shared this with me: Entire Alphabet Found on the Wing Patterns of Butterflies. I think our nature-lovers will like this, especially Calilasseia!

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Re: Butterfly alphabet (esp. for Calilasseia)
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 10:49:25 AM »
My regret is that the article didn't identify the species concerned ... otherwise, I would have had lots of fun tracking them down!

The problem is that there's an entire Genus of butterflies, namely Diaethria, whose members have "80" or "88" wing patterns, of which Diaethria anna is but one of about a dozen such species ... Diaethria anna can be viewed here.

If you go to this huge list of butterflies found in the Americas, you can search through the Genus Diaethria and see a huge number of photos of the butterflies in question. For example, this page covers Diaethria astala.
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Re: Butterfly alphabet (esp. for Calilasseia)
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 10:58:13 AM »
Whoops, almost forgot - the Genus Callicore also contains numerous "eighty eights". Callicore pitheas is a typical example.
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