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A Zesto’s skipper (Epargyreus zestos) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two extinct Sthenele wood nymphs (mounted on pins) (Cercyonis sthenele sthenele) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two Diana fritillaries (mounted on pins) (Speyeria diana) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Two Diana fritillaries (mounted on pins) (Speyeria diana) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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A butterfly, Morpho aega, at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This pinned specimen is a mosaic gynandromorph – an aberration in which male and female cells are mixed together. In this mostly female specimen (which are normally orange-and-black) blue scales represent male cells.

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The wing of a blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Zestos skippers (Epargyreus zestos) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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An adult and chrysalis Zestos skipper (Epargyreus zestos) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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A federally endangered Florida leafwing butterfly (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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The last eggs of the Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) at the Florida Museum of Natural History. These were collected in the late 1920’s at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee, FL.

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