Two Caligo atreus butterflies in a black wood glass frame.
Caligo atreus, the yellow-edged giant owl, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. The species can be found from Mexico to Peru.
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. Adults are known for their relatively long lifespan compared to other butterflies. Up to 3-4+ months.
Adults are slow and often are attacked by birds. They defend from bird attacks closing the wings and looking like a Owl, from Colombia.
Very special glass vitrine with three Kalima inachus, from Thailand and three Salamis anteva, from Madagascar.
The two species named as Deadleaf butterflies, because when the wings closed they look like a dead leaf and so predators don't catch them. One of each butterfly is mounted showing from the back side position to show the similarity with a dead leaf.
Glass dome with three Graphium sarpedon butterflies.
Graphium sarpedon, the common bluebottle or blue triangle in Australia, is a species of swallowtail butterfly that is found in South and Southeast Asia, as well as eastern Australia. These ones came from Indonesia.