Blue Morpho Butterfly

Fallin in Love with this Butterfly!

Blue Morpho Butterfly, The brilliant blue color in the butterfly’s wings is caused by the diffraction of the light from millions of tiny scales on its wings. It uses this to frighten away predators, by flashing its wings rapidly.

However, when looking for mates, the blue morpho will fly through all layers of the forest. Humans most commonly see morphos in clearings and along streams where their bright blue wings are most visible. Pilots flying over rainforests have even encountered large groups of blue morphos above the treetops, warming themselves in the sun. The blue morpho’s entire lifespan lasts only 115 days, which means most of their time is spent eating and reproducing.

At birth, the caterpillars are reddish brown in color. They also have green colored patches on the back area.

Blue butterflies are beautiful creatures, and often are considered to be a symbol of many things. Often evoke emotions of beauty, freedom, a change of season, joy, femininity, nature and earth elements such as water.

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