Morpho Rhetenor Helena - 8x6 Riker Mount
Morpho rhetenor helena
Wingspan: 5 - 5 1/2 inches
The Morpho rhetenor helena is often called the most beautiful butterfly in the world and for good reason. It's huge, has rich, extremely metallic blue coloring (rhetenors are the most metallic of all morphos), and a stunning white pattern. On the specimens we received the white appears as though it's drowning in a sea of blue, it kind of looks submerged. Its wings feel a bit thicker and more substantional than the other morphos whose wings are notoriously thin and delicate. This thickness probably helps its tremendous coloring. If you want to own a butterfly that makes people say "wow!", this is it; if your budget allows for it. If not, the other metallic blue morphos are spectacular too. We do recommend the helena if you have to choose between it and the Morpho cypris due to its superior size and slightly superior metallic color. This butterfly is of limited availability.
Origin: South America.