Forest Giant Owl

The Forest Giant Owl (Caligo eurilochus) is an OWL BUTTERFLY (ranging from MEXICO, through CENTRAL AMERICA, to the AMAZON RIVER basin in SOUTH AMERICA. The Forest Giant Owl can reach a wingspan of 10-13.5 cm. The upper side of the wings is beige, black – and iridescent blue in males. The underside is finely contrasted with brown, black and creamy white. Most spectacular is a giant eyespot on each hind wing accompanied by some smaller ones. The fine pattern can serve as camouflage if the animal sits quietly on a tree trunk but the large eyespots can frighten a vertebrate enemy if displayed.

The Owl Butterflies are the largest butterflies in the BG