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Oileus Owl-Butterfly

Caligo oileus scamander

Notes:

It´s a shame. It was already dead when I found it. 18 cms wingspan.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Oileus Owl-Butterfly
Caligo oileus scamander Caligo oileus scamander (Boisduval, 1870)


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3 Comments

SaraPaige626
SaraPaige626 7 years ago

Haha I think you're right Bayucca, thanks for correcting me =)

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Sara, in my eyes this is Caligo oileus scamander. The broader white band is typical for Scamander. Please, compare the two nice links which looks "identical" to the one from Augusto. But I must admit, these Caligo are not easy to ID. What do you think?
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/im...
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/im...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/26...
http://www.bio-nica.info/Ento/Lepido/Nym...

SaraPaige626
SaraPaige626 7 years ago

There are two subspecies in Columbia, Caligo brasiliensis galba y Caligo brasiliensis morpheus, though I'm not sure which it is =\ very beautiful spotting though! =D

Comuna Tesorito, Caldas, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 4, 2014
Submitted on Jan 4, 2014

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