Cryptic undersides.The underside of the Blue Morpho is camourflaged allowing them to hide away in the forest when they are not in flight. They have seven 'eyes' that either scare away predators or encourage beirds to peck at the the wings instead of the butterfly's head.

Name: Blue Morpho

Latin: Morpho peleides

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Costa Rica

Food plant: Bean Family

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Blue Morpho peleides