Blue Morpho (Morpho Achilles)
The beautiful blue color comes from the microscopic scales on their wings that reflect light. With the underside of the wing being a brownish color, it looks like it appears and disappears when it flies. The Blue Morpho is one of the largest species with wings that can be from five to eight inches wide. This beauty lives in the tropical forests of Latin American and is severely threatened by deforestation and habitat fragmentation. They live only 115 days but enjoy their short life tasting fruit with the sensors on their legs and smell the flowers with their antennae. They also love to soak up the sun on the top of trees so low flying pilots will be in awe of the beautiful blue as they fly over.