Blue Morpho butterfly

Blue Morpho butterfly

C022/8097 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.2MB

Downloadable file size: 5.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: The blue Morpho butterfly, latin name Morpho peleides, is among the largest butterflies in the world, with wings 12 to 20 cm wide tip to tip, which explains its other byname the Emperor. Its wings are bright blue with black edges. The intensity of the blue of the wings is explained by iridescence given off by tiny scales on the backside of the wings, which reflect light. The underside of the morpho's wings is completely different, being a dreary brown with many eyespots. So with wings closed, which is the case most of the time, predators such as birds and large insects are scared off.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, biology, black, blue, bright, brush, butterfly, edges, fauna, footed, insect, insecta, invertebrate, iridescence, iridescent, large, largest, lepidoptera, morpho, nature, nymphalidae, peleides, scales, spread, wildlife, wing, wings, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.