Approximate size of specimen:
5 inch wingspan
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 1800s and early 1900s.
Morpho helena framed pair male female orange blue white butterfly Peru