Common Blue Morpho
Common Name: Common Morpho
Scientific Name: Morpho peleides
Wingspan: 9.5-12 cm
Location: Common and widespread in Central and South America as well as the islands of the West Indies
The male of this beautiful species of butterfly has more blue on the upperside than its female counterpart. The undersides of the wings have a distinctive, striking pattern of black and yellow ringed eyespots on a brown background. Common morphos are attracted to fermenting fruit.