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Caligo idomeneus (Owl butterfly)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Idomeneus Giant Owl (Caligo idomeneus) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The species can be found in the Amazon rainforest and eastern Andes, from Venezuela to Ecuador, and south to the Mato Grosso in southern Brazil. The butterfly is named for Idomeneus, the leader of the Cretan army during the Trojan War. The wingspan is about 110–140 millimetres (4.3–5.5 in). The larvae feed on Musa species. \n* C. i. idomeneus, dorsal, MHNT \n* C. i. idomeneus, ventral, MHNT
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Prey / Diet

Heliconia latispatha (expanded lobsterclaw)[1]
Musa acuminata (edible banana)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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