Blue Morpho Butterfly


By: Amber Bailey

Scientific Name and Habitat

The scientific name of the Blue Morpho Butterfly is Morpho peleides. They live in tropical rain forests of Latin America from Mexico to Columbia.

Fun Facts

  • Most active in the bright sun
  • Scientists think these butterflies first evolved as many as 65 million years ago
  • Adults are perfectly camouflaged when at rest with their wings closed

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