As I was trying to capture the perfect photo of this magnificent butterfly I was overwhelmed by the size of this blue iridescent beauty. This butterfly is about 5 inches by 5 inches and only lives about 115 days. This butterfly is so bewitching that it immediately draws you under its spell. I am absolutely fascinated by this wonderful creature. This Nymphalidae is also a camouflage artist. You see these gigantic blue heaven-like wings and you become stunned by their grandeur. As the wings closed, you are staggered again by the contradiction of blue wings by a drab lion-colored brown with yellow and brown eye-like spots.
If you would like to find out more about this mystifying butterfly you can try a couple of links which I will list:
I think the blue morpho butterfly is appropriately named because it morphs from a beautiful blue to a drab brown. The upper and under sides of the wings are distinctly different.