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Blue butterfly - Morpho deidamia

Blue butterfly - Morpho deidamia

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Blue butterfly - Morpho deidamia

The Morpho deidamia is a large and striking butterfly that belongs to the Nymphalidae family. Here is some information about this particular butterfly species:

Taxonomy and classification:
Morpho deidamia belongs to the genus Morpho, which is known for its striking, metallic-shimmering wings. These butterflies are mainly native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America.

Features and appearance:
The Morpho deidamia is characterized by its large and broad wings. The upper sides of the wings are usually blue with a metallic sheen that shows different shades depending on the light. The undersides of the wings are more brownish and often have eyespots as part of the camouflage.

Habitat and distribution:
This butterfly species lives primarily in humid tropical rainforests. Its range extends across parts of Central America and South America, including countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and possibly other regions.

Behavior and life cycle:
Like many butterflies, the Morpho deidamia undergoes a complete metamorphosis cycle that includes egg, caterpillar, pupa and adult butterfly. These butterflies usually feed on nectar and contribute to the pollination of plants in their habitat.

Protection status:
Since many species of the genus Morpho are sought after in collections due to their striking appearance, they may be under pressure from illegal collections. Protecting their habitats is also of great importance for the conservation of this fascinating butterfly species.

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