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Butterfly sideview special for Wildflower a side view of this Morpho as seen in Luttelgeest, The Netherlands<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/50144/butterfly_face.html" title="Butterfly face"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3136/50144_thumb.jpeg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=swy3A8J7%2BhxBpw1D94IEb4vZIUs%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Butterfly face Side view <br />
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Butterfly sideview

special for Wildflower a side view of this Morpho as seen in Luttelgeest, The Netherlands

Butterfly face Side view <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/50149/butterfly_sideview.html Butterfly,Caligo memnon,Giant Owl

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  1. Thanks, this a beautiful owl butterfly, probably Caligo memnon, not a Morpho. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, I am not so familar with names, a nice and sharp pic makes me happy. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Here we go one step further and try to identify them the best we can. We like to map them too, although in this case it is not relevant to the natural distribution range. Posted 2 years ago

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The Owl is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is also known as the Pale or Giant Owl butterfly. The species can be found in the rainforests and secondary forests of Mexico down to the Amazon rainforest.

The wingspan is usually from 115 to 130 mm, but can reach 150 mm.

The larvae feed on Musa and Heliconia species and can be a pest for banana cultivation. Adults feed on juices of rotting fruit.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Apr 30, 2017. Captured Apr 28, 2017 10:45 in Oosterringweg 24II, 8315 PT Luttelgeest, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm