Blue Morpho Butterfly

By: Allison Moss

Scientific Name: Morpho peleides

Body Shape & Description

  • Metallic blue
  • Symmetrical
  • Wings edged with black
  • White dots scattered on the edge of the wings
  • Black body

Feeding Habits

The blue morpho butterfly can't chew, so it has a long, protruding mouth part called a proboscis which looks and acts like a drinking straw.

The blue morpho butterfly eats: rotting fruit, fluids of decomposing animals, tree sap, and wet mud.

Geographical Home & Normal Habitat

They are usually found in the rainforests of Central and South America.

The Life Cycle of The Blue Morpho Butterfly

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