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Caligo atreus

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

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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.

Country of origin

Brazil
Scientific name
Caligo atreus
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Nymphalidae

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