Morpho Helenor Prometa

The “Morpho helenor prometa” butterfly was discovered and described the year 2011 by PROMETA’s researchers Yubinca Gareca and Patrick Blandin, in Tarija’s sub-Andean region. It has greenish and purple details in an almost black backdrop and its size oscillates between 10 to 13 cm. The researchers decided to name it “PROMETA” not just as an appreciation of PROMETA’s support, but also as a recognition for the institution’s contribution to the biological diversity of Bolivia.