Catoblepia berecynthia (Cramer, 1777)

Common Name:
Berecynthia Giant Owl
Synonyms:

Papilio berecynthia (Cramer, 1777)

Natural History:

This species lives in shaded  understory of forest. Flies low and food rotten fruit lying on the ground. There is a slight difference between the shape and color of the wings of males and females.

Distribution:
Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on rotten fruits

Feeding Caterpillars:

Palmae: Unidentified species (Beccaloni et al. 2008).

Color:
brown, orange, yellow
Habitat:
forest
Publications:
Beccaloni G.W, Viloria A.L., Hall S.K., Robinson G.S. (2008):
Catalogue of the hostplants of the Neotropical butterflies. Book., London, S.E.A., Ribes, CYTED, Natural History Museum, IVIC: 1-536

Male, dorsal view

Jardim Botânico Adolpho Ducke, Manaus, Amazonas

Photo: Juscelino Marques Filho

catoblepia berecynthia female dorsal

Female, from dorsal

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

catoblepia berecynthia ventral

Female, from ventral

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