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Caligo memnon – Owl butterflies, of which there are around 20 different species, are members of the genus Caligo, in the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae.
I photographed this magnificent specimen near Klapmuts , Western Cape, South Africa
brush footed, butterfly, nymphalidae, macky, south africa, owl butterfly, caligo memnon
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This creature is unbelievable and so is your photo. An excellent shot Macky.
Thanks S-n-D, much appreciated!!
I love these Butterflies. Excellent shot Macky, Beautiful colours
Thanks very much Michael!!
Fabulous capture Macky! Fave for me darlin!
Thank you dear Kimberly, much appreciated!!
What a beauty, great capture, instant fave ;)
Gorgeous indeed, a lovely image. Have you ever noticed how eye colour varies according to wing colour? White(ish) tend to have blue or green, while brown(ish) seem to have brown eyes?j
Thanks so much Jesika, I’ve not noticed that, thanks for pointing that out to me!!
Thanks very much Robert!!
Thanks very much J!!
Thanks very much Rosalie!!
Lovely shot mate.
Just beautiful! :) Thanks for sharing! :)