March Morpho Mania: Blue Butterflies

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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – Entomologist Chris Hartley stopped by to tell John about March Morpho Mania at the Butterfly House.

During the month of March, the Butterfly House floods the tropical conservatory with thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies – a perennial favorite. The bright blue butterflies are spectacular to see.

Native to the forests of Central and South America, the Blue Morpho's dazzling, metallic blue is all in the eye of the beholder: their wings are not actually colored blue, but are lined with many tiny scales that only allow blue light to escape.

Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy free admission.

March Morpho Mania
Through March 31
Open 7 days a week (March only)

Read more & see a photo gallery: Blue Morphos Return To Butterfly House

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