The blue morpho butterfly is found in central and south America, along with Mexico and Venezuela.
Their wings are bright, iridescent blue with a black edge while the ventral surfaces are brown. The iridescent wings are an area of interest because of the unique microstructure that allows such vibrancy. The ground and cover scales have an observable â€œChristmas-treeâ€ structure which is responsible for the diffraction or bending of light pattern of the wings which results in the characteristic iridescence blue color.
Having discovered a fondness for insects while pursuing her degree in Biology, Randi Jones was quite bugged to know that people usually dismissed these little creatures as “creepy-crawlies”.