Blue Morpho

Despite its stunning blue appearance, the Blue Morpho is not colored blue. The overlapping scales on its upper wings have tiny ridges that reflect blue light giving a brilliant blue effect.

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Its underside is a dull brown which helps it blend into its environment. Large spots on the underside look like eyes which may discourage predators.

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