The Blue Morpho Butterfly feeds on the juices of fermenting fruit. So, although it can be a bit messy on the feeding table, I wanted to capture the action. The difficult part is capturing this beauty with its shimmering irridescent blue dorsal wings showing, but it does have attractive eye spots on the ventral side. The only one that settled with open wings was a fairly tatty specimen. This is one of the largest tropical butterflies, and a group of them flew to greet me when I entered the butterfly house, my idea of heaven.
Close-up and macro
Pets and captive animals
Wildlife and nature
lonely_oryx, franken, terry_cavner and 79 more