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Peleides Blue Morpho or Emperor in UL Botanical Garden's Tropical Butterfly HousePeleides Blue Morpho or Emperor in UL Botanical Garden's Tropical Butterfly House
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Peleides Blue Morpho or Emperor in UL Botanical Garden's Tropical Butterfly House, Zilais morfīds  (Morpho peleides), LU Botāniskais dārzs, Tropu tauriņu māja

Peleides Blue Morpho or Emperor in UL Botanical Garden's Tropical Butterfly House

Code: D-005-19-AM
Author: Ausma Melluma
Photo taken on April 3, 2019
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Morpho peleides, the Peleides blue morphocommon morpho or the emperor is an iridescent tropical butterfly found in Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Paraguay and Trinidad. Most authoritiesbelieve that peleides is a subspecies of Morpho helenor. 

The brilliant blue color in the butterfly's wings is caused by the diffraction of the light from millions of tiny scales on its wings. It uses this to frighten away predators, by flashing its wings rapidly. The wingspan of the blue morpho butterfly ranges from 7.5–20 cm (3.0–7.9 in). The entire blue morpho butterfly life cycle, from egg to adult is only 115 days. Known larval food plants are Leguminosae (Arachis hypogaeaDioclea wilsoniiInga species, LonchocarpusMachaerium cobanenseMachaerium salvadorenseMachaerium seemanniiMedicago sativaMucuna mutisianaPithecellobiumPterocarpus rohriiMucuna urens) and Bignoniaceae (Paragonia pyramidata). Morpho peleides drinks the juices from rotting fruits for food. Its favorites in captivity are mango, kiwi, and lychee. Morpho peleides butterflies live in the rainforests of South America, and can be found in Mexico and Central America.

The larvae of Morpho peleides butterflies are occasional cannibals. These caterpillars are red brown with patches of bright green.
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Peleides Blue Morpho or Emperor in UL Botanical Garden's Tropical Butterfly House

Code: D-005-19-AM
Author: Ausma Melluma
Photo taken on April 3, 2019
FREE 1000 x 667 px
72 dpi
138 KB
S 1748 x 1165 px
14.8 x 9.87 cm / 300 dpi
MB
M 3000 x 2000 px
25.4 x 16.93 cm / 300 dpi
L 6000 x 4000 px
50.8 x 33.87 cm / 300 dpi
17.1 MB
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