Butterflies – Forest Mort Blue – Caligo eurilochus

Butterflies – Forest Mort Blue –  Caligo eurilochus

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Photographed at the Carleton University “Live” Butterfly exhibit in the Fall of 2010. (Location)

The Forest Mort Blue is a member of the Brassolidae tribe of butterflies and is one of several of the Owl butterflies that are often on display in butterfly exhibitions. Their range includes Mexico and Central America and the Amazon regions of South America. The Owls are definitely among the largest butterflies and are a common feature in butterfly exhibitions. The Owl butterflies tend to be fond of bananas and other tropical fruit and will often spend quite a bit of their time at the feeding trays in the conservatory setting.

 

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