Morpho niepelti

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Morpho niepelti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Morpho
Species: M. niepelti
Binomial name
Morpho niepelti
Röber, 1927
  • Morpho theseus staudingeri Niepelt, 1927

Morpho niepelti is a Neotropical butterfly.


Morpho niepelti is a large butterfly. The forewings have a concave outer edge and the outer edge of the hindwing is very scalloped. The upperside is more or less dark blue with a very dark marginal band and a very dark strip that runs along two-thirds of the costal edge of the forewing. The underside is brown with a line of ocelli.


Morpho niepelti is an endemic species found only in Colombia.


Morpho niepelti was described by Julius Röber in 1927 under the initial name Morpho theseus staudingeri.


The name honours Friedrich Wilhelm Niepelt.


  • Le Moult (E.) & Réal (P.), 1962-1963. Les Morpho d'Amérique du Sud et Centrale, Editions du cabinet entomologique E. Le Moult, Paris.

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