A timelapse released by the Butterfly Garden shows over 20 chrysalises with ten of the blue-winged butterflies emerging in the 30 second video. (Ashley Rich/Unsplash)

Timelapse shows Blue Morpho chrysalis morphing in Victoria

One of many species of butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens

Blue Morpho Butterflies are one of many species of butterflies flying around the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. A timelapse captured by the Butterfly Garden’s Emerging Station at the gardens shows over 20 chrysalises with ten of the blue-winged beauties emerging in the 30 second video.

The name ‘Blue Morpho’ are iridescent from central and south America; the name ‘morpho’ is thought to originate from the idea that these butterflies seemed to change shapes as they flew.

RELATED: Ottawa teen, known as ‘butterfly boy,’ dies of rare skin condition

Brilliantly blue on one side with shades of brown, red, black and grey on the other side, these butterflies have what is called ‘flashing defence’ meaning when they fly, the wings appear to flash from vivid blue to dull brown seemingly disappearing and reappearing again against the sky, making it hard for predators to track through the trees.

RELATED: Butterflies and more on display with new library pass

For more information on the Butterfly Garden visit www.butterflygardens.com



kendra.crighton@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Greater Victoria infrastructure get millions in investments to help with economic recovery

New community spaces, health centre, turf fields coming for region

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Loaded gun, hundreds of rounds ammunition seized in Victoria

Victoria police focus on Project Burnside Gorge Connect

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

‘Tarantula moth’ spotted in broad daylight in Victoria

Polyphemus moths are one of the largest insects in B.C.

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

White-throated sparrows have changed their tune, B.C. study unveils

Study marks an unprecedented development scientists say has caused them to sit up and take note

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Man who rammed gate near Trudeau residence with truck faces multiple charges

The man, who police have not yet officially identified, will be charged with multiple offences

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Kelowna RCMP commander calls for more nurses during wellness checks after complaint

Southeast District Commander wants to increase Police and Crisis Team program

Nanaimo RCMP issues warning about scam phone calls

Callers claiming to be government officials convince victims to buy Bitcoin

Most Read