Diana butterfly

noun Di·ana butterfly \(ˈ)dī¦anə-\

Definition of Diana butterfly

  1. :  a large butterfly (Speyeria diana) mainly of the southern Appalachian region, the male being brown above with a fulvous border and the female bluish black with blue spots

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Origin and Etymology of diana butterfly

New Latin diana (specific epithet of Speyeria diana), from Latin Diana, Roman goddess of the moon, moon; from the silvery crescents on the wings


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