Diaethria clymena

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Diaethria clymena
Diaethria clymena dorsal 2.jpg
Dorsal view
Diaethria clymena or Cramer's Eighty-eight.jpg underside Tr.jpg
D. c. juani (ventral view), Trinidad
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Diaethria
Species: D. clymena
Binomial name
Diaethria clymena
(Cramer, [1775])

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  • Papilio clymena Cramer, [1775]
  • Najas chlymene Hübner, [1818]
  • Catagramma marchalii Guérin-Méneville, [1844]
  • Callicore marchalii
  • Diaethria marchalii
  • Callicore lyde d'Almeida, 1934
  • Diaethria janeira
  • Callicore elinda Guenée, 1872
  • Callicore seropa Guenée, 1872
  • Callicore flava Vogeler, 1935
  • Callicore extrema Vogeler, 1935
  • Diaethria meridionalis
  • Catagramma branickii Oberthür, 1883
  • Catagramma bourcieri Boisduval, 1870
  • Catagramma dodone Doubleday, [1845]
  • Diaethria dodone
  • Callicore beleses Godman & Salvin, 1889

Diaethria clymena, the 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 (1.2–1.6 in). 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 micrantha, and Theobroma.


Listed alphabetically.[1]

  • D. c. aurelia (Guenée, 1872)
  • D. c. beleses (Godman & Salvin, 1889) (Panama)
  • D. c. bourcieri (Guenée, 1872) (Ecuador)
  • D. c. clymena (Guyana, Brazil (Amazonas))
  • D. c. colombiana (Viette, 1958) (Colombia)
  • D. c. consobrina (Guérin-Méneville, [1844]) (Colombia, Venezuela)
  • D. c. dodone (Guenée, 1872) (Colombia)
  • D. c. janeira (C. Felder, 1862) (Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo), Paraguay)
  • D. c. juani Neild, 1996 (Venezuela, Trinidad)
  • D. c. marchalii (Guérin-Méneville, [1844]) (Nicaragua to Colombia)
  • D. c. meridionalis (Bates, 1864) (Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina))
  • D. c. peruviana (Guenée, 1872) (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador)
  • D. c. seropina (Röber, 1924) (Brazil (Pará))


  1. ^ Diaethria, funet.fi

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