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Peleides Blue Morpho
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.
Source: Wikipedia

Featured in Winged Insects on February 19/2012

Featured in Amazing Wildlife Featuramara on January 8/2012

Featured in A Bugs Kingdom on December 27/2011

Featured in Extreme Closeups on December 17/2011

Featured in Closeups in Nature on December 15/2011

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

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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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely colors and detail

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great shot and detail

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 3 years ago

    Presented perfectly – eye appealing and beautiful!!!………….Tony

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge

  • Hi Ray, thank you so much for the Fav and Feature in your wonderful group.

    – Lepidoptera

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 3 years ago

    Perfect work,fantastic image!

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenabout 3 years ago

    Great detail in this lovely capture!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 IMAGE PER 24HRS 2011/12/15


  • laruecherie
    laruecherieabout 3 years ago

  • Hi Laruecherie, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group.

    – Lepidoptera

  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...about 3 years ago

    Wildlife Featurama: Amazing Butterflies!
    January 8, 2012

  • Hi Dee, thank you so much, so wonderful to be featured in this Wildlife Featurama.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

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