Peleides Blue Morpho Butterfly

Also known as the Common Morpho or “The Emperor.”

Peleides Blue Morpho, Common Morpho, or The Emperor

 

We took this photo in February of 2010 at the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch and Botanical Collections in the Cayo District of Belize. Visiting this little butterfly ranch was a nice stop on our drive around that area of Belize and we would recommend it to anyone. You really learn a lot about butterflies in a short amount of time and get to see many species in all the stages of their life.

It is not easy to get to though, we rented a car in San Ignacio and bounced around a few back roads before finding it. Though it was well worth the drive!.