Answer to the Monday Mystery: My, What Big Eye(spots) You Have

What was that giant scaly eye? It belonged to this delicate animal:

The owl butterfly, Caligo uranus, photographed at the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch in Belize

It was, as so many of you nearly instantaneously guessed, an owl butterfly in the genus Caligo. Points are awarded as follows:

10 points go to Bill Rockenbeck, for being the first to the correct genus. I’ll also award 2 consolation points each to Pedro Rodrigues and Jeff for providing additional relevant information.

And, since there were so many complaints about how easy this week’s was, next week will be extra challenging. You’ll want to practice.

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