Attributes of Diaethria clymena

Cramer's Eighty-eight
Diaethria clymena (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Identification: Upperside is black with iridescent blue bands at the margins. Underside of forewing is red; hindwing is white with a black outlined "88" or "89."
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 inches (3.8 - 4.4 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: February-July in Florida, March-November in South America.
Caterpillar Hosts: In Brazil, Trema micrantha in the elm family (Ulmaceae).
Adult Food: Decaying fruit, dung.
Habitat: Wet tropical forests.
Range: South America. Occasionally strays to South Florida.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 27, 2011 luthienstar Guanacaste, Costa Rica February 03, 2015 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key West County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details