• Common Name: Blue Morpho
  • Scientific Name: Morpho helenor peleides
  • Family: Nymphalidae
  • Subfamily: Morphinae
  • Tribe: Morphini
  • Wingspan: 5.0 to 6.5 in
  • Place of origin: Central & South America

Butterflies in the exhibit are raised on butterfly farms around the world. This form of sustainable agriculture helps protect natural forest habitats from destruction and promote local economic growth.

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Photos © Florida Museum, by Ryan Fessenden