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Lady 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


Featured in Closeups in Nature on November 11/2011


Featured in Artists Universe on November 8/2011


Thank you All for the visit and wonderful support, so very much appreciated.
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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blue morpho, morpho peleides, butterfly, insect, wings, blue, nature, lepidoptera, garden

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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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago


    1 Image per day 2011/11/08

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 3 years ago

    Outstanding work!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    1 Image per 24hrs 2011/11/08
    Stunning capture!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago


    NOVEMBER 8th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Hi Mary, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group, proud on it.
    Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant is correct, the colors and the image are beautiful!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge

  • Hi Ray, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group, proud on it.
    Will enter the challenge, love to participate.
    Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 3 years ago

    This image glows with beauty !

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