Orange Owlet, Boisduval's Owlet (Opsiphanes boisduvalii)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Opsiphanes
Species: boisduvalii

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On Apr 13, 2012, vitrsna from Colima
Mexico (Zone 11) wrote:

The first 4 images are of the same O. boisduvalii from caterpillar to the newly eclosed butterfly. The pupa was 15 days in the chrysalis prior to emerging as the butterfly shown here. The host plant was Areca Palm. The location is Colima, Mexico. (general informational note)