Butterfly young larva

Title Info
Common name Morpho butterfly
Scientific name Morpho peleides
Taxonomic group Nymphalidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Selection and adaptations Coloration
Coloration Aposematic coloration
Change over time Life cycles
Organisms Animals
Animals Insects
Lessons Life Histories
Location Costa Rica,North America
Butterfly young larva, Morpho life cycle
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Young caterpillar (larva) of a Morpho peleides butterfly, Costa Rica. This is the second of four life stages in the complete metamorphosis of a butterfly. Compare the colors of this caterpillar with the older caterpillar of the same species.