Julianne found this dead and partially torn Owl Butterfly just outside of the house. These beauties are in the genus Caligo, with an impressive wingspan of around 6 inches!
Owl butterflies prefer to fly at dusk as opposed to most butterflies which fly during the day. They feed on the oozing juice of rotting fruit, and their main predators are lizards. Sleeping on the job, Phil? Looks like something took a chunk out of the bottom half of this one before we found it.
Still beautiful, I think.