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Pale Owl Butterfly

Caligo telamonius memnon

Description:

The Owl (Caligo memnon) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is also known as the Pale or Giant Owl butterfly. The species can be found in the rainforests and secondary forests of Mexico down to the Amazon rainforest. The wingspan is usually from 115 to 130 mm, but can reach 150 mm. The larvae feed on Musa and Heliconia species and can be a pest for banana cultivation. Adults feed on juices of rotting fruit. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Butterfly Habitat, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Pale Owl Butterfly
Caligo telamonius memnon


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2 Comments

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you for the ID bayucca!

misako
misako 8 years ago

it does a bit Chief RedEarth!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Vallejo, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2012
Submitted on Aug 5, 2012

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