Owl butterfly

Where to find: Tropical House

(Caligo Eurilochus)

Comes from South and Central America, where they can be a great nuisance because of their great greed.

Sits largely silent all day, but very active flying around, often in flocks of 5-6 pieces at dawn and around dusk.

Wingspan can be up to 14 cm. Here in the Tropical House the larvae lives on banana plants and Canna plants.

With wings unfolded.

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