Morpho Didius (Blue Morpho Butterfly)
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SPECIES: Morpho didius
FRAME SIZE: 15 x 20cm (6 x 8in)
DESCRIPTION: Their iridescent colouring is a result of the microscopic scales on the wings which reflect light. The underside is a dull brownish colour usually with various eyespots which deter predators when wings are closed and also provide great camouflage when perched on trees or bushes. The blue is not created by pigment but the structural surface of the wing scales has ridges, refracting light, something like a rainbow. It is technically impossible to fade the wing color, as it is generated by sunlight.