The first crucial step is to convince Alan Osborn, a renowned entomologist and
Pete's hero, to take her wheel-chair bound child into the rain forest on his quest. Alan is a passionate and rugged yet vulnerable man who--due partly to a secret that haunts him--prefers the company of insects over people. He is immediately dead-set against the idea.
Through a fine blend of contemplation, manipulation, timing, luck, desperation and destiny, Alan finally agrees to bring Pete to the mystical and dangerous jungle. The promise is that the Morpho can be caught in one day. However, the elusive Blue Morpho evades capture, leading them on a life and death adventure that ultimately transforms their lives.