Diaethria eluina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Tribe: Callicorini
Genus: Diaethria
Billberg, 1820
Type species
Papilio clymena
Cramer, 1775

Numerous, see text


Corecallia Röber, 1916
Cyclogramma Doubleday, 1847

Faded Eighty-eight (D. astala)

Diaethria is a brush-footed butterfly genus found in the Neotropical Ecozone, ranging from Mexico to Paraguay.

Species in this genus are commonly called eighty-eights like the related genera Callicore and Perisama, in reference to the characteristic patterns on the hindwing undersides of many. In Diaethria, the pattern consists of black dots surrounded by concentric white and black lines, and typically looks like the numbers "88" or "89".


Listed alphabetically.[1]

  • Diaethria anna – Anna's Eighty-eight
  • Diaethria astala (Guérin-Méneville, 1844) – Faded Eighty-eight, Navy Eighty-eight
  • Diaethria asteria (Godman & Salvin, 1900)
  • Diaethria candrena (Godart, 1824) – Candrena Eighty-eight or Number Eighty
  • Diaethria clymena (Cramer, 1775) – Cramer's Eighty-eight
  • Diaethria eluina (Hewitson, 1852) – Eluina Eighty-eight
  • Diaethria euclides (Latreille, 1809)
  • Diaethria eupepla (Godman & Salvin, 1874)
  • Diaethria gabaza (Hewitson, 1852)
  • Diaethria gueneei (Röber, 1914)
  • Diaethria lidwina
  • Diaethria metiscus
  • Diaethria neglecta Salvin, 1869
  • Diaethria panthalis
  • Diaethria pavira
  • Diaethria phlogea (Godman & Salvin, 1868)


  1. ^ Diaethria, funet.fi
  • Lamas, G., ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

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