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Morpho laertes butterfly

Description: There are about eighty species of Morpho butterflies, all of which are confined to the neotropics, the area from the southern tip of South America up to Mexico. Not all of them can be found with the typical metallic blue coloring. As you can see, this one is a pearly color, which gives it the name Mother-of-Pearl Morpho. These butterflies can be found in the canopy of rainforests, surviving on nectar from flowers, juices of rotting fruit, rotting logs, and tree sap, using their straw-like mouth.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Subjects: Morpho
Butterflies -- South America
Butterflies -- Mexico

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