Species page for Caligo atreus dionysos

Records from Isla Colon:

 

Record Locator #9216

Panama; B. del Toro; Isla Colon

lat 9.4070, long -82.3079 

15-20 July 2012; banana bait trap

trail through primary forest

Frederick C. Mosher

 

 

Field notes from Isla Colon:

 

After Caligo illioneus oberon, this species is the most common "owl butterfly" on Isla Colon. It comes to fermenting bananas, and can often be found perching on trees near the bait. This butterfly's bright yellow hindwing margins and mammoth size make it difficult to miss as it flaps through the understory.

 

 

Identification source link:

 

http://www.boldsystems.org

To help with identification, email me at identification@panamainsects.org. Please include specimen locator number.