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Yellow-edged Giant Owl Butterfly

Posted on July 03, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

Caligo Atreus


Common Name: Yellow-edged Giant Owl

Scientific Name: Caligo Atreus

Wingspan: 140–160 mm

Location: Mexico to Peru

The Yellow-edged Giant Owl (Caligo atreus) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The larvae feed on Musa and Heliconia species and can be a pest for banana cultivation. Adults feed on juices of rotting fruit.


caligo atreus



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