Blue Morphos
With Leaves
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The Blue Morpho Butterfly (Morpho peleides) 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.

I have shown it with lantana, one of its favorite plants, and added other leaves for another dimension.

The canvas size is 24 x 18 inches.

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