The Blue Morpho is an international icon for butterflies. It's
iridescent upperside of shimmering blues is of unparallelled beauty.
Blue will be the first colour of this new series that will showcase
the rainbow that butterflies display. While Singapore does not
have any morphos, we do actually have plenty of blue butterflies
that are just as spectacular. It's a common colour on the uppersides
of many lycaenidae (aptly named the Blues) and swallowtails.
Blue is often a hue associated with confidence and harmony but
in an artist's palate it usually defines depth. Being such a striking
colour, butterflies with blue often hide it on their uppersides
to prevent being obvious to predators.
(Left to Right, Top to Bottom)
Common Hedge Blue, Fluffy Tit, Common Mime, Pea Blue, Striped Blue Crow,
Blue Jay, Blue Pansy, Blue Glassy Tiger, Common Tit