Morpho amphitrion

Morpho amphitrion is a big butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in 1887 by Staudinger. The wingspan is about 16.0 – 18.0 cm. Morpho amphitrion is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark-brown and has no blue structure colour.




Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Morpho amphitrion. Morpho amphitrion is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic (South America).


Description

The fore wings are dark-brown. At the outer edge there are two chains of yellow or orange spots.
The underside is brown and grey. There are three big eyes on the wing.

The hind wings are dark-brown. The outer edge is wavy. At the outer edge there are two chains of yellow or orange spots. Next to the body there is a dark and bluish area.
The underside is brown and grey. There are four little eyes on the wing.

The body is dark-brown.

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Distribution

Morpho amphitrion is a butterfly of the Neotropic (South America). This butterfly is distributed in whole South America.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1887 by Staudinger. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

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Scientific name

Morpho amphitrion Staudinger 1887


Other names

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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