Helenor Morpho

Morpho helenor

The Helenor Morpho is a Neotropical butterfly found in Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, Surinam, French Guiana, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, Guatemala, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and in Trinidad and Tobago.
It is a species group which may be, or may not be several species. Many subspecies have been described.
Blue morpho - Morpho helenor* * Photograph taken at the MONTREAL SPACE for LIFE. Canada,Geotagged,Helenor Morpho,Morpho helenor,Winter

Naming

Listed alphabetically.
⤷ ''M. h. achillaena''
⤷ ''M. h. achillides'' C. & R. Felder, 1867
⤷ ''M. h. anakreon'' Fruhstorfer, 1910
⤷ ''M. h. charapensis'' Le Moult & Réal, 1962
⤷ ''M. h. coelestis'' Butler, 1866
⤷ ''M. h. cortone'' Fruhstorfer, 1913
⤷ ''M. h. corydon'' Guenée, 1859
⤷ ''M. h. guerrerensis'' Le Moult & Réal, 1962
⤷ ''M. h. helenor''
⤷ ''M. h. insularis'' Fruhstorfer, 1912
⤷ ''M. h. leontius'' C. & R. Felder, 1867
⤷ ''M. h. macrophthalmus'' Fruhstorfer, 1913
⤷ ''M. h. maculata Röber, 1903
⤷ ''M. h. marajoensis Le Moult & Réal, 1962
⤷ ''M. h. marinita'' Butler, 1872
⤷ ''M. h. montezuma'' Guenée, 1859
⤷ ''M. h. narcissus'' Staudinger, 1887
⤷ ''M. h. octavia'' Bates, 1864
⤷ ''M. h. papirius'' Hopffer, 1874
⤷ ''M. h. peleides'' Kollar, 1850 now in ''Morpho peleides''
⤷ ''M. h. peleus'' Röber, 1903
⤷ ''M. h. pindarus'' Fruhstorfer, 1910
⤷ ''M. h. popilius'' Hopffer, 1874
⤷ ''M. h. rugitaeniatus'' Fruhstorfer, 1907
⤷ ''M. h. telamon'' Röber, 1903
⤷ ''M. h. theodorus'' Fruhstorfer, 1907
⤷ ''M. h. tucupita'' Le Moult, 1925
⤷ ''M. h. ululina'' Le Moult & Réal, 1962
⤷ ''M. h. violaceus'' Fruhstorfer, 1912
⤷ ''M. h. zonaras'' Fruhstorfer, 1912
Helenor morpho perched (Morpho helenor) Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Apr 28, 2017. Geotagged,Helenor Morpho,Mexico,Morpho helenor,Spring

Behavior

The larvae are recorded as feeding on ''Genipa americana'', ''Inga'', ''Machaerium oblongifolium'' and ''Platymiscium''

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNymphalidae
GenusMorpho
SpeciesM. helenor