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20090921_191-1- Achilles Morpho (Morpho achilles) | by greekstifado - Yanni
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20090921_191-1- Achilles Morpho (Morpho achilles)

Morphos include some of the largest butterflies in the American tropics. This species is found from Colombia to Paraguay. It is a butterfly of forest canopies, forest clearings, and stream edges. The cryptic underside makesMorphos almost invisible when they are at rest; contrasting with the striking appearance of the upper wing surface. The sap of wounded trees and vines are a favourite of these butterflies.

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Taken on September 21, 2009