Rare blue butterfly most likely dead after theft from conservatory; woman identified

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Police released a photo of  suspect Jamie Revis on Friday.

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

A blue morpho butterfly, like the one that was stolen earlier this month, is featured in “The Butterflies of Madagascar” exhibit at the Krohn Conservatory.
Photo: Krohn Conservatory

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

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