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

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Rare Butterfly Stolen From Conservatory, Most Likely Dead

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An Ohio woman is wanted by Cincinnati police for the alleged theft of a butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory.

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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.

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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.

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.
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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.

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."

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