Butterfly adult

Title Info
Common name Morpho butterfly
Scientific name Morpho peleides
Taxonomic group Nymphalidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Selection and adaptations Coloration; Selection
Coloration Camouflage
Selection Sexual selection
Change over time Life cycles
Organisms Animals
Animals Insects
Lessons Life Histories
Location Costa Rica,North America
Butterfly adult, Morpho life cycle
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Adult male Morpho peleides butterfly, Costa Rica. Note the brilliant blue coloration on the upper side of the wing and the mottled brown on the underside. This is the final stage of four life stages in the complete metamorphosis of a butterfly.