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Caligo memnon

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Caligo memnon
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (René Limoges)
Caligo memnon
  • Caligo memnon
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Description

Sub-family

Brassolinae

Geographical distribution

Americas central and southern, Mexico

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

11-13 cm

Host plants

Several families including Heliconiaceae and Musaceae

Host plants in the greenhouse

Banana tree

Similar species

Caligo illioneus, Caligo eurilochus

Theme

Temperate habitats - section
French name
Papillon hibou
Scientific name
Caligo memnon
English name
Giant owl
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Nymphalidae

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