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.
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”.