5 Interesting Facts About Blue Morpho Butterflies

Blue Morpho Butterfly

Here is a blue morpho butterfly relaxing on a leaf

Today I want to write about a very colourful butterfly, the blue morpho butterfly.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These beautiful butterflies are one of the largest in the world, with a wingspan of up to 20 cm.
  2. The top of their wings is bright blue and the bottom is dull brown.  This helps them to hide when they sitting down or confuse predators with the bright flashing when they are flying.
  3. They drink the juices from rotting fruit by unrolling their long proboscis and sucking it up like a straw.
  4. The entire life cycle of a blue morpho butterfly from egg to adult to death is just 115 days.
  5. Blue morpho butterflies live in large groups and can be found in the rainforests of South America, central America and Mexico.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about blue morpho butterflies?

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