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New butterfly species discovered nearly 60 years after it was first collected


April 5, 2018

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A butterfly collected in Mexico nearly 60 years ago by the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity Founding Director Thomas Emmel, while he was a teenager, has been described as a new species and named in Emmel's honor by colleague Andy Warren. Warren is senior collections manager at the center on the University of Florida campus, the world's only facility dedicated to butterfly and moth research.Full Story

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