Approximate size of specimen:
4 inch wingspan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WM3exKsSlA&t=39s
Interesting Facts about the Morpho:
The blue morpho has been made famous by the movie "Papillon". Historically, the scales from morpho butterflies have been incorporated into paper money in order to prevent counterfeiting. A prison on Devil's Island, off the coast of French Guyana, famously utilized this technique and had prisoners collecting morpho butterflies for this purpose in the late…
The Majestic Blue Morpho...my favorite butterly...breathtakingly beautiful with it's vibrantly blue color and huge wingspan...and it's quite a workout attempting to get photos of this lovely creation. It flutters about quite quickly and rarely rests on an excursion to find nectar, and/or perhaps a place to lay it's eggs. Callaway Gardens Butterfly Conservatory has a display full of this Lovely, which is native to Costa Rica.