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How do butterfly wings become so vivid and colorful

How do butterfly wings become so vivid and colorful?

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Butterflies are some of nature’s most beautiful creatures, with the shiny blue Morpho butterfly standing out as among the most spectacular. But how do the colors and patterns featured on...

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2005-08-25 10:15:23

A Morpho butterfly is one of over 80 described species of the genus Morpho. They are showy, neotropical butterflies found mostly in South America with a few species recorded in southern Mexico and Mesoamerica. Morphos range in wingspan from the3 inch (7.5 cm) M. rhodopteron to the imposing 8 inch (20 cm) Sunset Morpho, M. hecuba. The name Morpho derives from its use as an epithet of Venus. Many Morpho butterflies are colored in metallic, shimmering shades of blue and green. These colors...

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