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Large butterfly hanging upside down, Santa María, Colombia  Boyacá,Colombia,Morpho menelaus,Santa María,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge

Large butterfly hanging upside down, Santa María, Colombia

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  1. I would say this is a Morpho menelaus emerging from the chrysalis.
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot, looks like a great match! Posted 6 years ago

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The Blue Morpho is an iridescent tropical butterfly of Central and South America. It has a wing span of 15 cm. The adult drinks juice from rotten fruit with its long proboscis, which is like a sucking tube. The adult males have brighter colours than the females.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 29, 2017. Captured Oct 17, 2016 11:27.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/9.0
  • 1/50s
  • ISO1600
  • 105mm