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

Butterfly bandit banned from Krohn Conservatory; ordered to take critical thinking class

FIRST REPORT: Rare butterfly likely dead after theft from conservatory

Jamie Revis, 36, of Springfield Twp., pleaded guilty to a charge of theft for stealing a blue morpho butterfly from the conservatory’s butterfly show on April 15, our news partner WCPO reported.

A judge ordered Revis to pay a fine of $100 or participate in community service, WCPO reported.

Jamie Revis, 36, of Springfield Twp., pleaded guilty to a charge of theft for stealing a blue morpho butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory’s butterfly show on April 15.
Photo: WCPO

Revis, who goes by the name Brynne, previously told a reporter via text about her art and what inspires it. She didn’t go into detail about her court case.

“I’m always inspired! Creating comes naturally to me and it’s accompanied by a desire to leave my mark on the world, to form something beautiful before my time is up,” Revis wrote. “Whether it’s planting a garden, writing, making art, planting trees, saying something kind and uplifting, I feel a need to create beauty and leave the world a piece of my heart behind.”

“I love butterflies and moths! They captivate me. I’m forever amazed at how they appear so fragile and delicate yet are fully capable of migrating across continents! How extraordinary is that!? Their strength is remarkable and their beauty even more so.”

Springfield Twp. police previously told WCPO that Revis had multiple butterflies in her home when they arrested her on April 27. They said she admitted to taking four butterflies from the conservatory.

Rare Butterfly Stolen From Conservatory, Most Likely Dead

Thank you for reading the Journal-News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Journal-News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.