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Ohio woman arrested for stealing exotic butterfly from conservatory

  • Jamie Revis charged with theft for stealing a Blue Morpho African Butterfly
  • The butterfly was taken from the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati on April 15
  • Multiple butterflies found in her home but Blue Morpho hasn’t been recovered

An Ohio woman has been arrested after she was caught on surveillance footage stealing an exotic butterfly from a conservatory, police have revealed. 

Jamie Revis, 36, has been charged with theft after she allegedly stole the Blue Morpho African Butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati on April 15.

Revis was arrested at her home on Friday.

Pictured is a Blue Morpho African Butterfly in a file photo

Jamie Revis, 36, has been charged with theft after she allegedly stole a Blue Morpho African Butterfly (pictured right in file photo) from the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati on April 15

Surveillance footage shows Revis, who has pleaded not guilty, walking into the conservatory

Surveillance footage shows Revis, who has pleaded not guilty, walking into the conservatory

She pleaded not guilty during a hearing on Saturday morning, according to WCPO. 

Surveillance footage shows Revis walking into the conservatory and stepping into the exhibit multiple times.

The video also shows an employee confronting Revis and unsuccessfully trying to stop her from leaving the conservatory.  

The footage then shows Revis walking into the exhibit multiple times, seemingly to reach the butterflies

The image shows Revis walking out of the exhibit and back into the pathway

The footage then shows Revis walking into the exhibit, seemingly to reach the butterflies

The video also shows an employee confronting Revis and unsuccessfully trying to stop her from leaving the conservatory

The video also shows an employee confronting Revis and unsuccessfully trying to stop her from leaving the conservatory

While multiple butterflies were found in her home, the Blue Morpho African Butterfly was not recovered.  

It is likely the butterfly – which thrives in tropical climates – is dead, according to University of Cincinnati biology professors Stephen Matter and Patrick Guerra.

It remains unknown why Revis allegedly stole the butterfly, authorities said. 

Court documents say police used information from an Instagram account to arrest Revis.  

Revis admitted to stealing four butterflies from the conservatory, according to Springfield Township Police. She is pictured here fleeing from the conservatory 

Revis admitted to stealing four butterflies from the conservatory, according to Springfield Township Police. She is pictured here fleeing from the conservatory 

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