Blue Morpho Butterfly
By: Allison Moss
Scientific Name: Morpho peleides
Body Shape & Description
- Metallic blue
- Wings edged with black
- White dots scattered on the edge of the wings
- Black body
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.