There are some species of butterflies that you can pretty much count on being present in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing any time you visit. The Owl butterflies, individual belonging to the family Caligo, are or one of those groups. In the Butterfly Wing there are five different species that are typically on exhibit. Native to Central and South America this large butterfly is easy to identify as it has what look like a large owl eye on each of it hidwings, hence the name Owl butterfly. The Owl is typically a dawn and dusk flying butterfly so on a regular visit you will not get to see them in flight but with the days getting shorter as we go into the winter months individual in the Wing around the 4 0’clock hour may just get a chance to see this large butterfly in flight.
Butterfly Of The Day
Narrow-banded Owlet Opsiphanes tamarindi
Fact Of The Day
There are currently 7 of the Narrow-banded Owlet in the Wing right now, and 632 pupae have been received for this butterfly since we opened