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Wildlife of Panama

Panama, a country where the concept of exotic begins in its name, which means “abundance of fish and butterflies” in our indigenous language.

Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho
The Peleides Blue Morpho, Common Morpho, or The Emperor (Morpho peleides) is an iridescent tropical butterfly found in Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Paraguay, and Trinidad. The brilliant blue color in the butterfly's wings is caused by the diffraction of the light from millions of tiny scales on its wings. It uses this to frighten away predators, by flashing its wings rapidly. For more information from Wikipedia on the Blue Morpho butterflies please see this page here.

Heliconius - You will find the butterflies almost everywhere so enjoy!

Eurybia - All the butterfly images where taken along the Pipeline Road in the Soberania national park.

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