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Owl butterfly

Owl butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Mitja Vodeb (lenartzala) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 22] (112)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, Minolta AF 75-300
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-16 16:08
Viewed: 3367
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This owl butterfly was shot in Vannes butterfly parc.
There are around 20 different species of owl butterflies. They can be found in rainforests and secondary forests of Central and South America.
Their name comes from some large eyespots on the wings.
It was speculated that these eyespots are in function of eyes to scare or fool potential predators, especially birds and lizards.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked) Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Tribe: Brassolini
Genus: Caligo

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