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Caligo atreus

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

Butterflies

This species can also be found at number 2 (country of origin: Brazil) of this display.

Curator's pick

This insect is nicknamed the "owl butterfly" because of the huge eyespots present on the underside of its wings that look like eyes. This butterfly, whose upperside is nicely colored, flies at dusk. Like other "owl butterflies", this species is very fond of fermented fruit.

Theme

A time for everyone

Sub-theme

Twilight

Section

Between night and day

Specimen number

1

Country of origin

Brazil
Scientific name
Caligo atreus
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Nymphalidae

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