Police say she stole butterfly featured as part of Krohn Conservatory exhibit.

Police ID suspect in Krohn Conservatory butterfly theft

A photo of Jamie Revis was released today by the Cincinnati Police Department.

Revis is accused of taking a blue morpho butterfly from the conservatory shortly before 5 p.m. April 15. The species is native to Central and South American forests, according to officials at the conservatory.

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Jamie Revis

University of Cincinnati biology professors Stephen Matter and Patrick Guerra told our news partners WCPO last week that the butterfly was likely dead, given its biological need for a warmer climate than the one in Cincinnati.

The butterfly was a part of the Krohn Conservatory’s 2018 butterfly show, “The Butterflies of Madagascar.”

Example of a blue morpho butterfly featured in “The Butterflies of Madagascar” at Krohn Conservatory.

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