Caligo suzanna (Deyrolle, 1872)

Common Name:
Suzanna Giant Owl
Synonyms:

Pavonia suzanna (Deyrolle, 1872)

Natural History:

Caligo suzanna is the least abundant species among other Caligo which are recorded in the central Amazon. Also inhabits the understory, but occasionally captured in the forest canopy.

Distribution:
Brazil; Colombia
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on rotten fruits

Feeding Caterpillars:

The caterpillars of Caligo can feed on plants Heliconiaceae, Marantaceae, Musaceae and some Palmae.

Color:
blue, violet, cream, brown
Habitat:
forest
caligo suzanna male dorsal

Male, from dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas

caligo suzanna male ventral

Male, from ventral

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas

caligo suzanna female dorsal

Female, from dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas

caligo suzanna female ventral

Female, from ventral

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas