Tuesday, November 8

Facts about the Menelaus blue morpho butterfly

Blue Morpho Butterfly Facts

Have you ever heard about the different types of Morpho Butterflies? Whether you have or haven’t heard about them before keep on reading to learn some cool quick facts about them. The Morpho Butterflies are beautiful, magnificent insects. They are some of the largest butterflies in the world.


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Facts about the Blue Morpho Menelaus butterfly:

1. There are about 29 species of Morpho butterflies. Today we are learning about the Menelaus blue morpho butterfly. Here is a list of some of the species of Morpho butterflies:

  • Aurora morpho
  • Blue banded morpho
  • Blue morpho
  • Common blue morpho
  • Menelaus blue morpho
  • Morpho didius
  • Sunset morpho

2. The scientific name for the Menelaus blue morpho is Morpho Menelaus.

3. The Menelaus blue morpho’s wingspan can be up to about five (5) inches or more. They weigh less than an ounce.

4. When the Menelaus blue morpho has its wings open it is a beautiful blue color and when it has its wings closed it is brown in coloring. The underneath brown coloring of the Menelaus blue morpho wings can help the butterfly hide from predators.

5. The Menelaus blue morpho can be found living in South America and Central America.

6. A group of Menelaus blue morphos are called a rabble, swarm, or flutter.



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Facts about Morpho Menelaus butterfly


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Books about blue morpho butterflies:

1. Sensational Butterflies by Ben Rothery

2. Facts About the Blue Morpho Butterfly by Lisa Strattin

3. Morpha A Rain Forest Story by Michael Tennyson

4. The Little Butterfly With No Colors by Brittney Herrera 

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.



Short story alert:

Once upon a time there was a beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly. She was fluttering all through the tropical forest in search of food to eat. She likes to eat rotten fruit. She spotted a nice big rotten dragon fruit. She fluttered straight to it and began drinking the juices. She uses her proboscis to drink the juices of the dragon fruit. When she is finished with that dragon fruit, she flutters to the next one. She flutters in the trees and shrubs closet to the forest floor. That is where she finds most of her rotten fruit to eat. After she has finished her search for food, she then takes a rest so she can hunt for food again. While she is at rest her wings are folded up and she blends right in with the forest, so her predators are unable to spot her. It is like magic when her wings are spread out, she is a beautiful blue color and when her wings are folded, she is the brown colors of the forest. THE END!


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