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A Very Tattered Owl Butterfly (Caligo martia) (best viewed large)

By gconant  
Also known as the Cocoa Mort Bleu Butterfly.
Indigenous to Central and South America.
Owls are known for the large eye spots on their dorsal wings, which serve to deter predators, who instinctively fear other night predators with large eyes.
They are large butterflies, with wingspans up to 8".
This one had had a tough life, and is missing his abdomen.

Glenn

Tags: Butterflies Owl butterfly Wildlife and nature Caligo martia Lepidoptery Cocoa Mort Bleu Butterfly

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Alfie_P Plus
13 677 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2020 12:18AM
Splendid images Glenn 😊
4 Aug 2020 1:24AM
Beautiful colour and detail in this image of this tattered Owl Butterfly.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
4 Aug 2020 2:37AM
It happens to everything. Getting old and tattered. But still a good capture.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 Aug 2020 3:12AM
Well--- butterflies have a hard life!
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
4 Aug 2020 4:27AM
Excellent macros of this impressive creature Glenn , yes looks to have been through the wars !!
Ian
4 Aug 2020 7:38AM
Stunning shot great capture :Smile
4 Aug 2020 7:55AM
Two fine captures Glenn, version a slight favourite,
Fred.
4 Aug 2020 9:05AM
Nice captures Glenn of what is a bit ‘battered’ butterfly.
4 Aug 2020 12:23PM
Lovely image, even if it is a bit tatty!
Geoff
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2020 1:29PM
Incredible looking butterfly Glenn and two superb captures.
Peter
4 Aug 2020 2:13PM
Two great images
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
4 Aug 2020 2:25PM
Magnificent beautiful presentation
Sherman
peterkin 16 668 England
4 Aug 2020 7:02PM
Lovely photos, Glenn.

Peter
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2020 12:02PM
Excellent looking one...
Isabel GrinGrin

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