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Morpho menelaus (Blue Morpho)

Synonyms: Morpho alexandra; Morpho maxima; Papilio nestor

Wikipedia Abstract

The Menelaus Blue Morpho (Morpho menelaus) is an iridescent tropical butterfly of Central and South America. It has a wing span of 15 cm . The adult drinks juice from rotten fruit with its long proboscis, which is like a sucking tube. The adult males have brighter colours than the females. Morpho menelaus is a very large butterfly, with a wingspan of approximately 138 mm. The forewing is concave at the outer edge. The upperside of wings are metallic blue.
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Infraspecies

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Gongora quinquenervis (gongora orchid)[1]

Predators

Ramphastos toco (Toco Toucan)[1]

Consumers

Pollinator of 
Gongora quinquenervis (gongora orchid)[1]

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Citations

Species recognized by Ollerenshaw, J., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Animals of the Rainforest
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