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Blue Wave Butterfly

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

Blue Wave Butterfly

Common Name: Blue Wave
Scientific Name: Myscelia Cyaniris
Wingspan: 34–36 mm (1.3–1.4 in)
Location: Central America and northern South America

The blue wave is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The dorsal sides of the upper wings are bright blue with white transversal bands and white spots. The sapphire blue of the upper wings may appear black or neon blue depending on how the light is reflected. The under sides of the hind wings have a cryptic coloration, as they are mottled with different shades of color, varying from grey to brown, while the under sides of the fore wings are black with white patches.

Blue Wave Butterfly



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