Caption: Blue morpho butterfly (Morpho sp.) resting on a leaf before flying away. The blue colour of the morpho's wings is not due to pigment but iridescence. The microscopic structure of the scales on its wings causes multiple reflection and interference of reflected light, giving rise to the striking blue colour.

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Keywords: animal, blue, blue morpho butterfly on leaf, butterfly, colour, colouring, flies, flower, flying, iridescence, iridescent, morpho, morpho sp, plant, plants, summer, wing, wings

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Blue morpho butterfly on leaf

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