Photos for easy identification
These are nice photos of Morpho luna. Morpho luna is a member of the
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.
The first description of this butterfly was in ??? by Butler. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 14.06.2006)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Morpho luna Butler ???
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamilie: MORPHINAE
- Tribe: MORPHINI
- Subtribe: MORPHINA
- Genus: MORPHO
- Specific name: LUNA