Morpho didius

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Morpho didius
Morpho didius Male Dos MHNT.jpg
Morpho didius - MHNT
Morpho didius Male Ventre MHNT.jpg
Ventral view same specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Tribe: Morphini
Genus: Morpho
Species: M. didius
Binomial name
Morpho didius
Hopffer, 1874
Synonyms
  • Morpho didius f. incompta Talbot, 1929
  • Morpho didius hypanophthalma Niepelt, 1934
  • Morpho didius f. flavolimbata Niepelt, 1934
  • Morpho didius f. bipunctata Rousseau-Decelle, 1935
  • Morpho didius f. subrufa Rousseau-Decelle, 1935
  • Morpho didius didius f. albomarginalis Weber, 1951
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius pseudassarpai Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. destituta Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. rubiginosa Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. decompta Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. decempunctata Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. nucleata Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. diluta Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius f. limbata Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. scopifera Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. atlas Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius f. caeca Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) didius didius f. nana Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) occidentalis kruegeri f. stygia Le Moult & Réal, 1962
  • Morpho (Grasseia) godarti[sic] assarpai f. coelicolor Le Moult & Réal, 1962

Morpho didius, common name Giant Blue Morpho, is a Neotropical butterfly belonging to the Nymphalidae family, Morphinae subfamily. It is considered, by some authors, to be a subspecies of Morpho menelaus.

Description[edit]

Morpho didius has a wingspan reaching 150 millimetres (5.9 in), one of the largest size of Morpho species. The surfaces of the wings are iridescent and metallic blue and the upperwings are quite elongated.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found in Peru.

Biology[edit]

The larva feeds on Palmae

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