Blue Morpho Butterfly
The blue morpho butterfly has bright blue wings. It is among the largest butterflies in the world. Very tiny scales on the back of their wings reflect light. Blue morphos have two clubbed antennas, two fore wings and two hind wings, six legs and three body segments - the head, thorax and abdomen
The adult butterfly spends most of its time on the floor of the rainforest and the trees of the understory with its wings folded. They fly through all layers of the forest.
During the caterpillar stage, it chews the leaves of plants in the pea family. The adult butterfly uses its proboscis, a special mouthpart, to sip the juice of rotting fruit, tree sap and wet mud. Blue morphos taste fruit with sensors on their legs.
Source: Rainforest Alliance
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