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morpho helenor

  1. Commom Blue Morpho

    Commom Blue Morpho

    Common Blue Morpho (Morpho helenor peledes: Nymphalidae) Wingspan 12.7-20.3 cm (5.0-8.0 in). Same butterfly that I posted yesterday flying around the rotten bananas.
  2. Common Blue Morpho

    Common Blue Morpho

    Common Blue Morpho (Morpho helenor peledes: Nymphalidae) Wingspan 12.7-20.3 cm (5.0-8.0 in). Circling some rotten bananas.
  3. Common Blue Morpho in flight

    Common Blue Morpho in flight

    Common Blue Morpho (Morpho helenor peleides: Nymphalidae)
  4. Common Blue  Morpho (ventral view)

    Common Blue Morpho (ventral view)

    Common Blue Morpho (Morpho helenor subsp. peledes: Nymphalidae) Perched showing ventral view, foraging on a banana. Wingspan 12.7-20.3 cm (5.0-8.0 in). Camp Darin, Darin Province, Panam. Disturbed tropical lowland rainforest (mixed evergreen and deciduous forest) at 110 m (361 ft) elevation.
  5. Common Blue Morpho (dorsal view)

    Common Blue Morpho (dorsal view)

    Common Blue Morpho (Morpho helenor subsp. peledes: Nymphalidae) Flying showing dorsal view. Wingspan 12.7-20.3 cm (5.0-8.0 in). Camp Darin, Darin Province, Panam. Disturbed tropical lowland rainforest (mixed evergreen and deciduous forest) at 110 m (361 ft) elevation.
  6. Lucky day!

    Lucky day!

    Since I began taking photos, I always wanted to see a Morpho in front of me with open wings. These beautiful butterflies generally keep the wings closed when perched. This day, at Serrinha do Alambari, the unexpected but most wanted finally occurred!
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