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Description:

Spotted at the Butterfly Garden in Copan Ruinas, Honduras.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Common Morpho
Morpho helenor peleides


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5 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Did you remember, whole wing with blue or only 2 large blue stripes?

darrenbell2012
darrenbell2012 8 years ago

Lol, fair point! I do seem to recall it had a vivid blue look to the other side which was why I tried so hard to get a photo.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

No new camera, more luck ;-)... These Morphos are born to annoy photographers...

darrenbell2012
darrenbell2012 8 years ago

I wish I did, I spent ages trying to but just couldn't get my timing right. Need to get a better camera really.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

That's a very pragmatic ID, since in butterfly houses usually you "only" find Morpho helenor peleides (or formerly Morpho peleides) or Morpho achilles. Do you have an open wing shot?

darrenbell2012
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darrenbell2012

Honduras

Spotted on Dec 19, 2011
Submitted on Aug 27, 2012

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