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~ Butterfly ~ " What Wingspan " ? ~

Conservation That Works !


Not As Sharp As It Should Be


The Blue Morpho butterfly is a tropical butterfly found in Central and South America ! The Blue Morpho butterfly can also be considered to be one of the biggest butterflies seen, their wingspan measures 5 – 8 inches in width !


In the male its characteristic blue wings are extremely beautiful to look at ! Female Blue Morpho butterflies have a dull blue with brown edgings for their wings also having white spots in the blue area !


At birth, the caterpillars are reddish brown in color having green colored patches on the back area !


An adult Blue Morpho butterfly lives towards the ground area and are therefore often seen living in shrubs !


When seen flying, it is a beautiful sight as the flapping wings create a fine blend of the bright blue and brown colors create a beautiful flashing effect effect !


An adult Blue Morpho butterfly uses its long proboscis to suck juice from rotten fruits or the sap of trees, yet do not visit flowers for nectar !


Experts mostly agree the Blue Morpho butterfly is almost an endangered species ! This is only because of loss of their natural habitat due to deforestation and other human activities that cause harm to their lives !

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Taken on March 19, 2009