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Mariposa 88 / The 88 Butterfly (Diaethria clymena) :: This butterfly is found in South America. On the upper side it is black with blue bands at the margins. The underside of the hind wing has a typical black-and-white pattern showing an "88" or "89". The underside of the forewing is red with black and white stripes near the tip. This butterfly lives in wet tropical forests, where it lives on rotting fruit and dung. It flies from March to November.
~Monarch Butterfly ~"His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred." Ernest Hemingway~
In the summertime children would select big strong-looking junebugs and tie a string on their hind legs, then throw them in the air and watch it "june" or fly frantically in an arc making a buzzing sound. That is where they get their name junebug.