Selenophanes cassiope (Cramer, 1775)

Common Name:
Cassiope Owl
Synonyms:

Papilio cassiope (Cramer, 1775)

Natural History:

In the Neotropical region are recorded 3 species in the genus SelenophanesSelenophanes josephusSelenophanes supremus and Selenophanes cassiope with 10 subspecies (Lamas, 2004).

This species can be collected in the canopy and understory of the forest , but has rare occurrence in the Amazon central. There are few studies on the biology of this species.

Distribution:
Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Peru
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on decomposing fruits

Feeding Caterpillars:

Probably their caterpillars feed on palms

Color:
brown, orange
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
selenophanes cassiope dorsal

From dorsal

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

selenophanes cassiope ventral

From ventral

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