Morpho sulkowskyi

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Sulkowsky's Morpho
Plate from Seitz depicting (second left at the top)Morpho sulkowskyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Rhopalocera
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Morphini
Genus: Morpho
Species: M. sulkowskyi
Binomial name
Morpho sulkowskyi
(Kollar ,1850)

Sulkowsky's Morpho (Morpho sulkowskyi) is a Neotropical butterfly. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.


Morpho sulkowskyi is a Tropical Andes cloud forest specialist (above 800 to 1,500 meters as high as 3500 meters). Morpho sulkowskyi and Morpho lympharis Butler, 1873 are the sole Morphos occupying this habitat.


Morpho sulkowskyi and Morpho lympharis may be conspecific.There are several subspecies and many forms have been described.

Morpho sulkowski


  • Morpho sulkowskyi sulkowskyi V. Kollar, 1850
  • Morpho sulkowskyi hoppiana F.W. Niepelt, 1923
  • Morpho sulkowskyi selenaris E. Le Moult & P. Réal, 1962
  • Morpho sulkowskyi sirene F.W. Niepelt, 1911


Neotropical ecozone

Similar species[edit]

Very similar to,and maybe conspecific with Morpho lympharis.


The colors of a Morpho sulkowskyi is white with a holographic shine to them.


  • Le Moult (E.) & Réal (P.), 1962-1963. Les Morpho d'Amérique du Sud et Centrale, Editions du cabinet entomologique E. Le Moult, Paris.
  • Paul Smart, 1976 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Butterfly World in Color.London, Salamander:Encyclopedie des papillons. Lausanne, Elsevier Sequoia (French language edition)ISBN 9780948427046 ISBN 0600313816 page 234 fig.1(Brazil) and page 235 fig. 9 as ockendeni (Peru).

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