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Blue morpho butterfly

Beautiful Butterflies are one of a lot of varied as well as attractive insects worldwide. The huge team of butterflies consist of greater than 250000 flavor

Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly picture and article all about the Blue Morpho butterfly habitat, size, facts, what they eat and more. Saw these in person at Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA in the butterfly room.

As its common name implies, the blue morpho butterfly’s wings are bright blue, edged with black. The wings are five to eight inches wide. Their vivid, iridescent blue coloring is a result of the microscopic scales on the backs of their wings, which reflect light. The underside of the morpho’s wings, on the other hand, is a dull brown color with many eyespots, providing camouflage against predators such as birds and insects when its wings are closed.

The blue morpho is among the largest butterflies in the world, with wings spanning from five to eight inches. Their vivid, iridescent blue coloring is a result of the microscopic scales on the backs of their wings, which reflect light.

The stunning Blue Morpho Butterfly is one of 80 species classified as Morpho butterflies. The Blue Morpho Butterfly is a large butterfly with a wingspan that may measure up to six inches. It has iridescent blue wings with black wing edges. The upper edges are flecked with white. The butterfly’s brilliant blue coloration is the result of light diffraction from millions of tiny scales on the wings. Females are much less colorful than males.

The stunning Blue Morpho Butterfly is one of 80 species classified as Morpho butterflies. The Blue Morpho Butterfly is a large butterfly with a wingspan that may measure up to six inches. It has iridescent blue wings with black wing edges. The upper edges are flecked with white. The butterfly’s brilliant blue coloration is the result of light diffraction from millions of tiny scales on the wings. Females are much less colorful than males.

Despite their stunning color, blue morphos are not true blue - that is, their wings are not colored blue. So what's the deal? Like all butterflies, morphos have tiny, overlapping scales covering their wings. In blue morphos, the scales on their wing tops have tiny ridges that reflect blue light. So even though the butterflies aren't colored blue, their wing tops look blue!

Despite their stunning color, blue morphos are not true blue - that is, their wings are not colored blue. So what's the deal? Like all butterflies, morphos have tiny, overlapping scales covering their wings. In blue morphos, the scales on their wing tops have tiny ridges that reflect blue light. So even though the butterflies aren't colored blue, their wing tops look blue!