Opsiphanes tamarindi

Narrow-banded Owlet or Tamarindi Owlet

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Nymphalidae”
Sub Family: “Morphinae”
Estimated Lifespan 20 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 795
First Flown On: 03/10/03
Last Flown On: 04/26/24

Species Range:

  • “NorthAmerica” “SouthAmerica”

Host plants:

  • Heliconia
  • Musa

Food Source

Adults feed on rotting fruit.


This species can be found in the rainforest and in humid deciduous forests during the rainy season.

Life history

Females lay eggs singly on any part of the hostplant. Caterpillars and pupa are often parasitized by wasp and fly parasitoids.


This butterfly can be found in flight year-round.