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owl butterfly Line breaks: owl butter|fly

Definition of owl butterfly in English:


A very large South American butterfly which flies at dusk, with a large eye-like marking on the underside of each hindwing.
  • Genus Caligo, subfamily Brassolinae, family Nymphalidae
Example sentences
  • Owl butterflies are very large, and fly only a few metres at a time, so avian predators have little difficulty in following them to their settling place.
  • The owl butterfly, with large eyespots on the wings, is one of Amazonia's largest species and uses its protective coloration to scare away or fool potential predators.

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