Owl butterflies feeding on banana

Owl butterflies feeding on banana

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Caption: Owl butterflies, Calligo illlioneus, feeding on banana. The neotropical owl butterflies are named for the owl-like eye spots on the underside of the hind wings. These markings are thought to deter predators. Owl butterflies are are forest species and unusual in being largely crepuscular. Photographed in the Peruvian Amazon.Photographed in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, butterfly, caligo, caligo illioneus, crepuscular insect, eating fruit, false eye spots, feeding, invertebrate, lepidoptera, mimicry, neotropical butterfly, owl butterfly, rain forest fauna, rainforest butterfly, startle display, tropical butterfly

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