Morpho luna

Morpho luna is a butterfly from Neotropic ecozone (South America). The first description was in ??? by Butler. With a wingspan of 13.0 – 15.0 cm Morpho luna is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. Morpho luna is an uncommon member of genus Morpho, because it has no brilliant blue scales. The butterfly is white with some black spots and eyes.




Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)

These are nice photos of Morpho luna. Morpho luna is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Neotropic ecozone (South America).


Description

The forewings are white. The pinion is black. At the wing leading edge there is a short black stripe. Some structure of underside show through the wing.
The underside is white. At the wing leading edge there are two short brown stripes. There are three small black eyes.

The hind wings are white. The margin is ridged. At the margine there is a chain of black spots. Some structure of underside show through the wing.
The underside is white. Some structure of upside show through the wing. There are four small eyes.

The body is white.

Sex differences:


Distribution

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

Morpho luna is a butterfly of the Neotropic ecozone (South America). The distribution extend from Mexico to Panama.


Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in ??? by Butler. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Morpho luna Butler ???


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

NEOTROPIC (South America)

 

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