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Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) The Blue Morpho Butterfly is a species of butterfly that has iridescent blue wings. The blue color comes, not from a pigment, but from iridescence like the reflection and refraction of light through a prism. The undersides (visible when the butterfly is resting) are brown with bronze-colored eyespots. These camouflage like spots give the butterflies some protection from predators.
The Blue Morpho has a wingspan of about 6 inches and drinks the juices of rotting fruit using their straw-like tongue.
The Blue Morpho Butterfly can be found in the rainforests of South and Central America, including Brazil, Costa Rica, and Venezuela.

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