Rhetenor blue morpho butterfly

The wings of morpho butterflies are dull brown on one side and a stunning metallic blue on the other. The shade of blue changes if you change the angle you look at them from. This is called iridescence and is caused by the way light interacts with the microscopic structure of the insect’s wing scales.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
South America
Common Name
Rhetenor blue morpho butterfly
Simple Name
insect: butterfly

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NYMPHALIDAE: Morpho rhetenor  helena (Staudinger, 1890): Rhetenor blue morpho