Caligo atreus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Yellow-edged giant owl
Owl Butterfly Caligo atreus dionysos 1826px.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Caligo
Species: C. atreus
Binomial name
Caligo atreus
Kollar, 1850

Caligo atreus, the yellow-edged giant owl, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The species can be found from Mexico to Peru.[1]


The wingspan is 140–160 mm.

The larvae feed on Musa and Heliconia species and can be a pest for banana cultivation. Adults feed on juices of rotting fruit.


  1. ^ Caligo at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms