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Blue Morpho

Morpho peleides


Every time I see this Butterfly it flies really high on top of the tall trees, 2 times it has stop at my garden fruit table, it likes Mango!! It is difficult to take pictures, it hears every thing and it takes a long time to come back.

3 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 8 years ago
Common Morpho
Morpho helenor marinita Morpho helenor marinita (live adults)
tmvdh 8 years ago
Morpho sp.

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56 Comments (1–25)

Thank you, dotun55, CostaBoyJack and Dhirendra, I was very lucky.

Dhiren 8 years ago

Amazing shot..

CostaBoyJack 8 years ago


dotun55 8 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD

Thank you, Maria dB.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice spotting of a beautiful butterfly!

Thank you, Sckel and Harsha Singh.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago


Sckel 8 years ago

Congratulations, Gilma, for this wonderful butterfly and all other spottings beautiful you share in PN. :)

Jellis 8 years ago

I agree with Bayucca
Common Morpho
Morpho helenor marinita

Thank you so much bayucca,
Is there anywhere I can find some pictures?
You know the other butterfly's name also as you remember You ID my spotting, thank you. : )

thundermak 8 years ago

very beautiful.

Congratulations Gilma on this SOTD!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

this has gotta be my favorite SOTD in PN!@

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago


bayucca 8 years ago

In this case I simply have overseen the second one. I agree, it is Morpho helenor peleides. Sorry, for the mess...
The second one btw is Smyrna blomfildia, Blomfilds Bark Wing.
At least I got an extra bonus ;-)... and congrats to SOTD!

Thank you so much bayucca.
I did have the second picture when I first placed the spotting. I have been placing a fruit table in my garden and to my surprise I have had 2 sightings of Morphos, (and lots of other Butterflies), before that, they only flew way up on top of the garden and the trees and never stop.

Thank you, LaurenZarate.

k.andrews6, I love them so much also, I have a lot of Butterflies in PN. Of course as you know here in Costa Rica there is a large percentage of the worlds Butterflies, but I can not ID them either.. : (

outsidegirl0 8 years ago

congrats! AWESOME PIC......

bayucca 8 years ago

Gilma, did you had the open wing shot before or posted later? Was it in a butterfly house? If yes, it might be Morpho helenor peleides (not M. peleides) and I obviously missed the second picture or did not noticed that. Anyway, with Morpho helenor you would be on the safe side.

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations Gilma! A wonderful spotting and photo.

Thank you, Adarsha B S.

Kyle A
Kyle A 8 years ago

That is an absolutely gorgeous spot. I love butterflies. I just wish I could ID them a little better. I'm improving though.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Congratulations Gilma :) Such a fantasitc spotting it is :)

Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 12, 2013
Submitted on Aug 10, 2013

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