You Might Like
Taenaris macrops
Taenaris macrops

Taenaris macrops, the silky owl, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

Subspecies


  • Taenaris macrops macrop (Bachan, Halmahera, Morotai)
  • Taenaris macrops macropina (Fruhstorfer, 1904) (Obi)
  • Taenaris macrops ternatana Fruhstorfer, 1909 (Ternate)

Description


Taenaris macrops has a wingspan of about 80–90 millimetres (3.1–3.5 in). Wings are whitish, with dark brown edges. Upperside of each hindwing has one large ocellated spot, while undersides of each hinding show two large bright eyepots, of which the centre is blackish with a small white central eye, broadly surrounded with yellowish.

Distribution


This species can be found in the northern Maluku Islands.[1]

You Might Like