hi bugman,
here’s an old Owl Butterfly

Hi Ben,
Thank you for the photo and also thanks for including the scientific name, Caligo memnon, on your Owl Butterfly file. This genus is often used as a textbook example of protective marking, as a predator will often be startled by the eyespots. When the butterfly hangs up-side-down from a branch, it really does resemble the face of an owl.

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