One of the most amazing animals in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America is the Blue Morpho Butterfly (Morpho Menelaus). Its amazing blue wings that can reflect light make it not only amazing but also beautiful. Blue Morphos go through drastic changes in their appearance. They are born as red-brown caterpillars with lime-green patches on its back. Like all butterflies, they then turn into a pupa and after several weeks are "born again", but this time as beautiful butterflies. They have a wingspan of 13-17 cm (7 in), bright blue wings with tiny brown dots along the edges. The underside of their wings is colored like the foliage. A very interesting fact about their appearance is that their wings are composed of tiny reflective scales that will help it survive in its dangerous habitat while looking for food.