Owl butterfly

Owl butterfly

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Credit: LE VIGAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Owl butterfly (Caligo sp.) on a stem beside a bunch of unripe bananas (Musa sp.). This butterfly is native to Central and South America. The large eyespots on the wings are used to deter predators such as birds and lizards. Photographed in Mindo, Ecuador, South America.

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Keywords: animal, banana, bananas, biological, biology, bunch, butterfly, caligo sp., crop, deterrent, ecuador, entomology, eyespot, eyespots, false eyes, fauna, fruit, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mindo, musa sp., nature, owl butterfly, plant, ripening, south america, south american, stem, unripe, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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