GIANT OWL BUTTERFLY - CALIGO MEMNON
The owl butterfly, Caligo memnon, is a butterfly from the Nymphalidae family. The species can be found throughout the rainforests and secondary forests of Mexico, down through much of the Amazon rainforest. Members of this species boast wingspans between 4.5 and 5.1 inches on average, but specimens with wingspans up to 5.9 inches have been recorded. Members of this species, along with other members of the genus Caligo, have cryptic underwing patterns (including eyespots) that help to protect them as a form of anti-predatory Batesian mimicry. Many small animals hesitate to go near patterns resembling predatory faces hunting at night…
Unless you’re a predator, don’t be deterred by this species’ patterning! It’s an awesome decorative addition to any space. Our all-natural, intact specimens (no fake parts here!) are all of first-rate quality, delicately prepared, mounted, and framed with double-glass glazing in our very own fabrication studio in Upstate New York. We model our frames from solid fine ashwood, and they’re available in both a matte-black, and a natural finish.
Our framed insects are made-to-order. Please allow up to two weeks for your order to be completed. If you need your order sooner than this, please contact us at 212-343-1114 x401 or [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Dimensions: 7.00"W x 8.00"H x 1.63"D
Scientific Name: Caligo memnon
Origin: El Salvador
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