Saturday, January 11, 2014

Morpho Deidamia

The brilliant blue of this South American beauty is only present on the top of the males’ wings, making them difficult to spot unless in flight due to their habit of immediately snapping their wings shut on landing. Any predators that were tracking them in the air (I’m talkin’ to you, birds!) are left wondering where their enticing blue entree went, while the morpho snickers invisibly behind his antennae and camouflaged brown undersides.

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