Cramer’s Eighty-eight (Diaethria clymena)
Also referred to as the 88 butterfly, this unique exotic butterfly gets its name due to the pattern on its underside that is white with black stripes that look like an outlined number 88, plus a red patch that makes them stand out. They are referred to as Cramer’s because Pieter Cramer discovered them in 1775. The 88’s upperside is very different from the underside being black with diagonal bands of metallic-like blueish green. They’re mostly found in the sub-tropical Amazon rainforest. They are hard to keep your eyes on because of how active and timid they are but they will hang around human habitations searching for food.