Real - Commonly called "Eighty-Eights" because of the patterns on the hindwing undersides. "Diaethria Neglecta" is the scientific name and consists of a large family of Butterflies. Ranges from Mexico to Paraguay.(This particular image looks like there is some color enhancement. The red from top the far wing appears to show on the underside of the closest wing?) Beautiful Butterflies, God, Pattern, Black And White, South America, Colors, Black White Red, Night Circus, Red Black
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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.