Thursday, December 27, 2012

Continuing the Blues: Blue Morpho

Live butterfly exhibits, like the one at the Tucson Botanical Garden provide wonderful opportunities for the photographer. Its exhibit runs from October to April with butterflies from different parts of the world every month. Not only the beautiful colors of the butterfly, but the flowering plants as well. Today's "5" Star photo comes from the TBG and is of the Blue Morpho. No blue on the ventral side, but as you will see with tomorrow's photo the dorsal side is a rich blue color. The ventral side has amazing patterns of eyespots. The Blue Morpho lives in the tropical America's. It's entire life cycle from egg to death is about 115 days.

Blue Morpho

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