Diaethria

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Diaethria
Eighty-eight Butterfly (Diaethria anna).JPG
Diaethria anna
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Tribe: Callicorini
Genus: Diaethria
Billberg, 1820
Type species
Diaethria clymena
(Cramer, 1775)
Species

Numerous, see text

Synonyms
  • Corecalla Röber, 1915
  • Cyclogramma Doubleday, [1847]
Faded eighty-eight (D. astala)

Diaethria is a brush-footed butterfly genus found in the Neotropical realm, ranging from Mexico to Paraguay.

Species in this genus are commonly called eighty-eights like the related genera Callicore and Perisama, in reference to the characteristic patterns on the hindwing undersides of many. In Diaethria, the pattern consists of black dots surrounded by concentric white and black lines, and typically looks like the numbers "88" or "89".

Species[edit]

Listed alphabetically:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diaethria at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  • Lamas, G., ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

External links[edit]

  • TOL
  • Diaethria at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms