|Museum specimen from Chanchamayo Province, Peru.|
Morpho lympharis is a large butterfly. The crystal clear wings are suffused blue or iridescent pink.The reverse side is decorated with a row of ocelli.
Morpho lympharis Btlr. replaces M. portis in the Andean region, but has hitherto only been found in Peru and was described from Pucartambo. Male above somewhat darker blue than M. aega and with subapical white punctiform spots on the forewing. Underside of both wings with three ocelli, of which the apical and the two intermediate ones are elongate-oval in shape. Otherwise as Morpho portis Hbn.
Blandin (1993), considers Morpho lympharis conspecific with Morpho sulkowskyi and that it is one of a north-south succession of sub-species spread from Colombia to Bolivia, with a north-south succession of sub-species. Lamas (2004) considers that there are two different species, M. sulkowskyi ranging from Colombia to central Perú, and M. lympharis Butler, 1873, ranging from central Peru to Bolivia.
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