Saturday, September 24, 2016

blue morpho

Beautiful Morpho Phia-ides in center. Photo by Linda Knott.

We had a rare visit from a blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) last Sunday afternoon at my Flutterby-ology class at Ijams. Considered one of the most spectacular butterflies on the planet, the blue morpho can have a wingspan of from 5 to 8 inches. The dorsal side of the wings are made up of tiny iridescent and metallic blue scales and the forewings are quite elongated. Normally, they are found only in in the tropical forests from Mexico to Colombia.

For a look at the rest of the class click: Flutterby-ology.

Thank you Phia for being so creative!

Giant blue morpho. Wiki commons.

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