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Blue Morpho Butterfly

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Summary:
The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are bright blue, edged with black and brown. The blue morpho is among the largest butterflies in the world, with wings spanning from five to eight inches. Their vivid, iridescent blue coloring is a result of the microscopic scales on the backs of their wings, which reflect light. The underside of the morpho’s wings, on the other hand, is a dull brown color with many eyespots.
Title: Blue Morpho Butterfly.
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Genre: Insects
Lepidoptera
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Summary: The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are bright blue, edged with black and brown. The blue morpho is among the largest butterflies in the world, with wings spanning from five to eight inches. Their vivid, iridescent blue coloring is a result of the microscopic scales on the backs of their wings, which reflect light. The underside of the morpho’s wings, on the other hand, is a dull brown color with many eyespots.
Identifier: BC040 (IID), 1906 (local)
Subject(s): Butterflies
Lepidoptera
Held by: Broward College Archives and Special Collections
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