<p><br> A neglected eighty-eight butterfly (<i>Diaethria neglecta</i>) in Brazil’s Pantanal displays the design of lines and dots that gave it its unusual common name.</p>

Neglected Eighty-Eight Butterfly


A neglected eighty-eight butterfly (Diaethria neglecta) in Brazil’s Pantanal displays the design of lines and dots that gave it its unusual common name.

Photograph by Joel Sartore

Patterns in Nature: Butterflies

See photos of butterflies, from National Geographic.

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