This butterfly’s wing markings look like the good luck number 88 

The most amazing things can happen when filming in attractive areas like Tatama National Park in Colombia’s rainforest.

Wildlife photographers Thomas Marent and David Weiller obtained great footage of a magnificent and rare butterfly while visiting that park.


The butterfly’s wings contain distinct markings that resemble the number 88, a lucky number. In Chinese culture, the number 88 is a symbol of good fortune.

According to Tutorming, “8 is the luckiest number in Chinese culture because it sounds like (fa), which denotes “wealth,” “fortune,” and “prosperity” in Chinese. Multiples of eight are even better because 88 resembles (shuāng xǐ), or ‘double bliss.'”


The butterfly in the video below is a Diaethria anna, also known as Anna’s Eighty-Eight butterfly. The Anna’s Eighty-Eight butterflies, as the common name suggests, have markings on their wings that mimic the number 88.

However, unlike the butterfly below, many of the markings are unclear or do not exactly match the fortunate number. Diaethria anna is native to damp parts of Middle America, according to iNaturalist.


Watch this stunning clip of one with distinct markings shot in Colombia: