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Neglected Eighty-Eight Butterfly

Photo: Joel Sartore

National Geographic has a neat gallery of wonderful patterns in butterflies. This one is my favorite, the neglected eighty eight (or 89, depending on the butterfly) butterfly (Diaethria neglecta). Does anyone know the reason it's called "neglected"?

Previously on Neatorama: Joel Sartore's RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species

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