Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Anna's Eighty-eight
Diaethria anna (Guérin-Méneville, [1844])

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Identification: Upperside is brown with a wide, metallic green band across the forewing. Underside of hindwing is white with a red costal margin and a black-outlined "88."
Wing Span: Not reported.
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: March-December in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Tropical plants in the elm and soapberry families.
Adult Food: Rotting fruit and dung.
Habitat: Wet tropical forests.
Range: Costa Rica north to Mexico. A rare stray to South Texas.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
Management Needs: None reported.
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