The males’ wings are broader than those of the females and appear to be brighter in color.

The males’ wings are broader than those of the females and appear to be brighter in color.

Real Blue Morpho Butterfly Framed in Double Glass Display. $49.99, via Etsy.

Real Blue Morpho Butterfly Framed in Double Glass Display

There are over 80 species of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are tropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

5 of the most fascinating butterflies

There are over 80 species of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are tropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

Blue morpho butterflies congregate on a tree.  There are over 80 species of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are tropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

Blue morpho butterflies congregate on a tree. There are over 80 species of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are tropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

Tiny layers in the wing scales of blue morpho butterflies reflect light at multiple angles, leading to the interference patterns we see as iridescence.

Mother Nature as Engineer: 9 Design Tricks Borrowed From Biology

Tiny layers in the wing scales of blue morpho butterflies reflect light at multiple angles, leading to the interference patterns we see as iridescence.

Blue Morpho Stained Glass Butterfly by thewindycity312 on Etsy Andrea Sipe of Mosaic Inspirations part deux

Blue Morpho Stained Glass Butterfly by thewindycity312 on Etsy Andrea Sipe of Mosaic Inspirations part deux

The Otherist Amsterdam: Cabinet of Curiosities | http://www.yourlittleblackbook.me/the-otherist-amsterdam/  retail concept store amsterdam interior butterfly

The Otherist Amsterdam

The Otherist Amsterdam: Cabinet of Curiosities | http://www.yourlittleblackbook.me/the-otherist-amsterdam/ retail concept store amsterdam interior butterfly

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