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Borboleta olho-de-coruja (Owl butterfly)

Caligo sp.

Description:

Esta borboleta apresenta em suas asas coloração e manchas como os olhos de uma coruja. Estas características garantem um mimetismo que protege esses artrópodes de predadores. (Butterfly presents coloring on their wings and spots like the eyes of an owl. These characteristics guarantee a mimicry that protect this arthropod predators.)

Habitat:

A borboleta foi encontrada em uma mata ciliar próximo a um córrego na Fazenda Furtados - Três Pontas/MG - Brasil. (The butterfly was found in a riparian vegetation near a stream in Furtados Farm - Três Pontas/MG - Brazil)

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TulioLimaBotelho
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TulioLimaBotelho

Três Pontas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 12, 2009
Submitted on Oct 27, 2012

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