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BLUE MORPHO NATURAL HISTORY The blue morpho butterfly (Morpho menelaus) is one of 30 species of butterfly falling under the Morphinae family. As the name would imply, blue morphos are known worldwide for their dazzlingly iridescent wings. The shine of their wings is so bright and vivacious that its blue […]
Yes, because oils in this butterfly’s abdomen stains their beautiful wings after they pass, the abdomen is always removed. You can’t find a Morpho butterfly on the market today with an abdomen.
I acquired a collection of vintage French handwritten documents from an antique store in San Francisco and created some one of a kind shadowbox displays featuring these documents with a Blue Morpho butterfly. The dates on these handwritten papers range from late 1700’s to mid-1800’s and are in pristine condition. […]
The fantastical dancing light that an iridescent butterfly wing reflects has forever enamored our affections. Beyond the romantic lure what are the components that create these striking aerial devices? While most living organisms produce colors using pigments (also known as biochromes) where light is absorbed to produce a particular color […]
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