Eryphanis automedon (Cramer, 1775)

Common Name:
Automedon Giant Owl
Synonyms:

Papilio automedon (Cramer, 1775)

Natural History:

There are 5 species of the genus Eryphanis recorded in the Neotropics. Eryphanis automedon has 7 subspecies (Lamas, 2004). 

It is a few abundant species and can be found sucking fruit on the forest floor.

Distribution:
Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Panama; Venezuela
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on decomposing fruits

Feeding Caterpillars:

Plants recorded as host-plant, according compiled by Beccaloni et al. (2008), include:

Cyperaceae: Unindentified species

Gramineae: Bambusa arundinacea, Bambusa vulgaris, Guadua spp., Pennisetum polystachyon, Saccharum spontaneum, Semiarundinaria fastuosa, Sinarundinaria anceps.

Marantaceae: Unidentified species

Palmae: Copernicia tectorum

Color:
blue, brown
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
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
eryphanis automedon dorsal

From dorsal

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

eryphanis automedon

From ventral

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