Owl Butterfly Caterpillars Caligo spp. (Caligo eurilochus, memnon, atreus, ..)

Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Like other butterfly caterpillars, the Giant Owl caterpillars go through several "instars" before reaching their final caterpillar form.
Giant Forest Owl Butterfly caterpillar Final caterpillar form of Giant Forest Owl, C. eurilochus
Giant Pale Owl Butterfly caterpillar Final caterpillar form of (Giant) Pale Owl, C. memnon
Giant Owl Butterfly egg
Giant Owl Butterfly egg
Giant Owl Butterfly egg
The eggs of the Owl Butterfly are white and ridged.
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar Early instar having shed its skin and early head protection.
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar Tiny early instars with later instars.
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
The main diet for these eating machines is banana leaves.
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Giant Owl Butterfly caterpillar
Final instars.
Giant Owl Butterfly chrysalis
Giant Owl Butterfly chrysalis
Giant Owl Butterfly chrysalis
The caterpillars then pupate and form a chrysalis or pupa.
Giant Owl Butterfly emerged from chrysalis
Giant Owl Butterfly emerged from chrysalis
Giant Owl Butterfly emerged from chrysalis
Giant Owl Butterflies emerged from their chrysalides (pupae).