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Giant owl butterfly

Caligo memnon

Description:

It is a very large butterfly that is commonly found in butterfly houses around the world.This one was found at the discovery gardens at fair park in south Dallas area.The butterfly has a very large wingspan some up to 6-6.5 inches.The butterfly species can be found in Central and South American rain forests.The butterfly is seen sitting on tree stumps, and when a animal tries to eat it it shows off its owl eyes on the hindwings that scare them away.The inside is a nice blue and yellow.

Habitat:

Discovery gardens at fair park. In their natural habitat they live in the rain forests of South and Central America.

Notes:

The butterfly is resting on a palm tree.

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1 Comment

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a year ago

I got the species name and some info from their website, https://txdg.org/tropical-butterflies

Ornithoptera80
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Dallas, Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2017
Submitted on Apr 13, 2020

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