Monday, 29 September 2014

The difference is like Night & Day!

When the wings of the Menelaus Blue Morpho butterfly are closed, it's iridescent wings are not revealed until their wings open.  This very large tropical butterfly of Central and South America has a wing span of 15 cm (5.9 in). The adult drinks juice from rotten fruit with its long proboscis, which is like a sucking tube. The adult males have brighter colours than the females. The forewing is concave at the outer edge. The upperside of wings are metallic blue.  The underside is brown with a line of large ocelli (eyespot) at the base of the postdiscal (wing area) area.

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