California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - The Brilliant Blue Morpho

The blue morpho butterfly is like a flying, sparkling sapphire. Watch this short video for a glimpse of this exquisite insect.

While you watch this video, think about the three questions below. Share your answers with a friend or family member or just think in your head.

  • What do you notice about the butterfly in this video?
  • Have you ever seen a blue morpho butterfly before? If you have, what do you know about the bottom part of its wings? Are they blue too?
  • Do you have any idea what the green things are?



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