Attributes of Morpho polyphemus

White Morpho
Morpho polyphemus Westwood, [1850]

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Identification: Both upper and lower sides are shining white, with few brown markings. Underside of hindwing has a row of small eyespots.
Wing Span: Not reported.
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on host plants.
Flight: May-November in Mexico.
Caterpillar Hosts: Paullinia pinata (Sapindaceae); Inga (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Rotting fruit.
Habitat: Tropical premontane forests with a distinct dry season.
Range: Costa Rica north to Mexico. A rare stray to southeastern Arizona.
Conservation: Not required for rare stray.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
January 21, 2017 Doug Taron Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico January 24, 2017 Details
January 30, 2015 Doug Taron Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico February 06, 2015 Details
January 19, 2010 W Fogleman Jalisco, Mexico April 10, 2014 Details
August 19, 1990 legacy.reporter (D. Mitchell) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details