Blue Morpho Butterfly Facts

Blue morphos are large, brilliant blue butterflies that live in the forests of South and Central America, and also in parts of North America. Due to their striking looks and size, they are one of the best-known butterflies, and a favorite rainforest species.

Blue Morphos, like all other butterflies, have three main body parts: the head, thorax, and abdomen.

Blue morphos have four wings, arranged as two fore wings and two hind wings. The wings and six legs are attached to the thorax.

The butterfly’s two clubbed antennae and other sensory organs are found on its head. Morphos’ eyes are thought to be highly sensitive to UV light. This means males are able to see one another from great distances

When the Blue Morpho flies, its wings flash from brilliant blue to dull brown. This makes the butterfly seem to continuously appear and disappear. This makes it harder for a predator to keep track of the morpho, and is known as “flashing”.

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