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Butterfly (C. America) ~ Brown Owl

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Kimberly Chadwick

Marana, United States

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Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 16.4"
Medium 33.1" x 23.3"
Large 46.9" x 33.0"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

Features

  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

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Tucson Botanical Gardens (Butterfly Magic at the Gardens)
Tucson, Arizona
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Resource~ Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brown Owl

Butterflies in the genus Caligo are commonly called Owl butterflies, after their huge eyespots, which resemble owls’ eyes. They are found in the rainforests and secondary forests of Mexico, Central and South America.

Owl butterflies are very large, 65–200 mm, and fly only a few metres at a time, so avian predators have little difficulty in following them to their settling place. However, the butterflies preferentially fly in dusk, when few avian predators are around. The Latin name may possibly refer to their active periods. Caligo means darkness.

Some owl butterflies form leks in mating behavior

A fake eye. The Owl butterfly is one of the best examples of mimicry in the butterfly world. The fake ‘eye’ is used to startle would-be predators that happen upon the butterfly when it is resting in the day. The ‘eye’ even has a white crescent that mimics the moist eye of an owl. The rest of the wings complete the picture with white, wavy lines that mimic feathers.

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