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Morpho butterfly coloration

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Here's an interesting optical effect caused by structural coloration (rather than being due to pigment) - depending upon the viewing angle and lighting, this species of Morpho butterfly (Morpho eugenia) can appear either sky blue, or bright silver - 

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It's hard to choose, but I think that Morpho cypris is probably my favorite butterfly species -  

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Morpho rhetenor helena is similarly intense blue - 

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