Blue Morpho - Morpho peleides by Lepidoptera

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Blue Morpho – Morpho peleides
The Peleides Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) is an iridescent tropical butterfly found in Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Paraguay, and Trinidad.
The brilliant blue color in the butterfly’s wings is caused by the diffraction of the light from millions of tiny scales on its wings. It uses this to frighten away predators, by flashing its wings rapidly. The wingspan of the Blue Morpho butterfly ranges from 7.5–20 cm (3.0–7.9 in). The entire Blue Morpho Butterfly lifecycle, from egg to adult is only 115 days.
The Blue Morpho Butterfly drinks the juices from rotting fruits for food. Its favourites are mango, kiwi, and lychee. Blue Morpho butterflies live in the rainforests of South America, and can be found in Mexico and Central America.
The larvae of Blue Morpho Butterflies are cannibals. The caterpillar Blue Morpho Butterfly is red-brown with patches of bright green.
Source: Wikipedia

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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • robmac
    robmacover 4 years ago

    A beautiful butterfly A great shot

  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    An exquisite butterfly & image

  • Sandy Keeton
    Sandy Keetonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 4 years ago

    Thank you All so much for the kind comments & support.

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

  • Kim, thank you so much for the feature, so proud on it!

    – Lepidoptera

  • InPort
    InPortover 4 years ago

    Well Well Big L!

    I could not decide just which of your fabulous flutterby photographs to leave a comment on first so I plumped for this one. 8-)
    This very fine shot shows the butterfly off extremely well. Its profile and colours are so clear due to the great lighting and spot on focus.
    Your gallery is just chockablock full of eye candy.


  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 4 years ago

    Nice Work .!!!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    what a beauty these guys are … I love them!!! Fabulous image!!!!

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2over 4 years ago

    “Congratulations Lepidoptera!” Your Stunning Butterfly has been Featured in the “Nature in it’s Entirety Group Nothing Manmade”

  • Bellavista, thank you so much for the feature, such a great honor and very proud on it.

    – Lepidoptera

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