The Blue Morpho is among the largest butterflies in the world, with wings spanning from five (5) to eight (8) inches.
Habitat: Morpho Peleides live in tropical forests of Latin America from Mexico to Colombia. It has been said that pilots flying over rainforest have encountered large groups of Blue Morphos above treetops, warming themselves in the sun. The Blue Morpho are severely threatened by deforestation of tropical forests. Also, birds like the Jacamar and Flycatcher are the adult butterfly’s natural predators.