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,