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Owl Butterfly - Caligo memnon (Underside)

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Owl Butterfly - Caligo memnon (Underside)

Scientific Name:
Caligo memnon
El Salvador
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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. Because of high demand, some of our framed insects may not immediately be in stock, and may take up to an extra week to ship due to production. Please do contact us at (212) 343-1114 ext. 402, or at fabrication@theevolutionstore.com, with any questions regarding availability and/or custom orders.

SKU:                                       AP-FI0210
Dimensions:                      7.000"W x 8.000"H x 1.625"D
Scientific Name:             Caligo memnon
Origin:                                  El Salvador
Shipping Restrictions: International wildlife export fees apply

Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US will be charged an additional $168.00 for US Fish & Wildlife Services processing fees. Please allow up to 60 days for your order to be processed. Read our full international wildlife shipping policy here.

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