‘88’ butterfly: brush-footed butterfly

Description
This butterfly was collected in America, and belongs to Woodward’s collection. Butterflies in this genus are commonly known as 88’s due to the figure of eight pattern on the underside of their hind wings.
Accession Loan No.
49/1955/1703
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
‘88’ butterfly: brush-footed butterfly
Simple Name
insect: butterfly
Full Name
NYMPHALIDAE: Diaethria astala (Guérin-Méneville, 1844): faded eighty-eight
Dimensions
wingspan width 40 mm
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Woodward, Captain George Calthorpe (from the collection of): Fruhstorfer, Mr Hans
Collection Country
United States of America
Collection Area Region
North America
Collection Continent
North America
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
NYMPHALIDAE
Genus
Diaethria
Species
astala

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