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Hi there,
Could you please identify this racing butterfly from Colombia?
Thanks
Daniel

Hi Daniel,
Your lovely little butterfly is in the genus Callicore, and the many species in this genus are collectively known as 88 Butterflies because of the markings on the hind wings. According to Evan Summer’s website: “This genus is found from Mexico to South America. The upper side is dark with a metallic band on the forewing while the underside is red, white, and brown with numbers such as 69, 88, 96 on the hind wing.” Your friendly specimen actually looks like it has the number 89 on its wing.

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  1. [...] that we posted that was identified as one of the 88 Butterflies in the genus Callicore.  Here is another image from our archives of the closed winged view of another living member of the genus.  We would suggest that you search [...]

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