Diana butterfly

noun
Di·​ana butterfly | \ (ˈ)dī¦anə- \

Definition of Diana butterfly

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Diana butterfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diana%20butterfly. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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