Morpho Peleides are beautiful butterflies. They have got bright wings with a wide black border along the edges of the wings. Morpho peleides is easily recognized by the iridescent blue wings.
This species of butterflies live in Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela.
The butterfly is named after Ahilles Peleide, the full name of the Greek hero.
Blue morpho butterflies live in forests in large groups.
Only the males are blue, the females are brown, yellow and black.
Morpho Peleides cartepillar
Blue Morpho butterflies love the light.
The blue morpho is among the largest butterflies in the world with the wingspan range from 12 to 16 cm.
The butterfly’s wings are covered with thousands of small scales.
The butterfly frightens its enemies by the bright color of its wings.
Morpho Peleides lives 2-3 weeks.
The blue morphos entire lifespan from egg to adult lasts only 115 days.
Morpho peleides drinks the juices from rotting fruits for food. They like eating rotting bananas.
On the legs of Morpho Peleides there are taste buds so when a butterfly looks for food it is dancing.