Illioneus Giant Owl

Caligo illioneus (KA-li-go ill-ee-OH-nee-us)

Illioneus Giant Owl - Belem, Brazil 1-July-2010 [Almir Candido de Almeida]
Photo © Almir Candido de Almeida
 

Checklist Number
59.0134

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:MorphinaeNewman, 1834
Tribe:BrassoliniBoisduval, 1836
Genus:CaligoHübner, [1819]
Subgenus:  
Species:illioneus(Cramer, 1775)

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Introduction

A single adult of this South and Central American species was found amongst bananas ins Apsley, Yorkshire in 1926.

Caligo illioneus

This species was first defined in Cramer (1775) as shown here and as shown in this plate.

Illioneus Giant Owl - Costa Rica [Rudy Dodero]

Male
Photo © Rudy Dodero

Illioneus Giant Owl - Belem, Brazil 1-July-2010 [Almir Candido de Almeida]

Male Underside
Photo © Almir Candido de Almeida

Female

Female Underside

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Caligo illioneus

Illioneus Giant Owl - Belem, Brazil 1-July-2010 [Almir Candido de Almeida]

Photo © Almir Candido de Almeida

Illioneus Giant Owl - Costa Rica [Rudy Dodero]

Photo © Rudy Dodero

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Ovum

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Larva

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Pupa

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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Boisduval (1836) Boisduval, J.A. (1836) Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères.
Cramer (1775) Cramer, P. (1775) De uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America, by een verzameld en beschreeven.
Hübner (1819) Hübner, J. (1819) Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.