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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 (5.9 in). 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. The larvae eat plants at night. Known larval foodplants are Erythroxylum pulchrum and Machaerium. The larvae are red-brown in colour with bright patches of lime-green or yellow.
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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]

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Beccaloni G., 17/05/2011, LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Animals of the Rainforest
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