Owl Butterfly

Owl Butterfly

Animal's Behavior

They are nocturnal and rest at the midrib of the leaves during day, sometimes in groups.

Eating Habits

Juices of fermenting fruits and a wide variety of nectar plants

Range

Mexico, through Central America, to the Amazon River basin in South America

Animal Facts

  • Commonly called owl butterflies, after their huge eyespots, which resemble owls' eyes.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Caligo eurilochus

Classification

Animalia , Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Brassolini , Caligo, C. eurilochus

Place of Birth

Suriname

Size

2.5–8 inches

Color

The upper side of the wings is beige, black – and iridescent blue in males. The underside is brown, black and white with a giant eyespot on each hind wing.

Lifespan

7 weeks