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Zoom into a Blue Morpho Butterfly

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The Blue Morpho Butterfly is a beautiful brown — yes, brown — butterfly. The microscopic scales on this rainforest butterfly manipulate light, reflecting back an intense blue light that makes them appear blue.

The video above zooms in on the scales. The video below shows the Blue Morpho in action at the Selvatura Butterfly Garden in Costa Rica:

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