Costa Rica butterflies

Butterflies from Costa Rica, including the 6″ giant or pale-owl butterfly.  I like this quote from of the Natural History Museum –

Luke Brown, one of the expert’s behind the Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition, said: ‘The owl butterfly is a bit of a thug. It spends most of the day sat at the fruit bar drinking fermented banana juice and getting drunk.

As evening looms it takes to the air to battle with the other males in hope of getting a date.’


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