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Photo: Butterfly Common Blue Morpho

A beautiful Common Blue Morpho butterfly rests upon a radiant flower at Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia.

Looking at this Common Blue Morpho butterfly as he rests upon a beautiful flower, you would never know that the top of his wings are an iridescent blue colour. When they are in the resting position and their wings are closed the brown colored wings attracts very little attention and they can rest in peace.

The large eyespots on their wings help in correctly identifying this butterfly. The bright blue color on the tops of their wings that you see when in flight is also used to chase away any predators by moving its wings very quickly.

The natural habitat of the Common Blue Morpho ranges from Columbia and Venezuela all the way to Mexico but this particular one and some friends reside at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. When watching them fly around the gardens you will notice that their flight is somewhat in a zigzag pattern.

This type of butterfly does not feed on flowers which it appears to be doing in this picture, but rather it drinks the juices from rotting fruit. ... continue below the picture...


Butterfly Common Blue Morpho

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Butterfly Common Blue Morpho
Photo of a Common Blue Morpho Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia.

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... The male species of the Common Blue Morpho searches for females from early morning until midday but the adult females are usually only active at midday.

The lifecycle of the Common Blue Morpho Butterfly from the beginning at the egg stage until it reaches adulthood takes about 115 days and when fully grown can have a wingspan up to twelve centimeters. To view a Common Blue Morpho and many other types of butterflies, visit the Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia in Canada.

Common Blue Morpho, Morpho peleides, Butterfly, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.

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Butterfly Common Blue Morpho
A beautiful Common Blue Morpho butterfly rests upon a radiant flower at Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia.
Scientific Name
Morpho peleides
Photographer
Rolf Hicker
Stock Photo ID
yj4w2860 - Butterfly Common Blue Morpho

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