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Malachite Butterfly

Siproeta stelenes

Description:

About once a month, I open the front and back doors of my house, to let some fresh air in, and the old stale air out. On some occasions, a butterfly or some other insect, might come inside my house. In my kitchen, dining room, and one other room, I keep many live plants and flowers. This butterfly, landed on one green plant, two different pots of flowers, the back of a chair, and the right front window. Etc. I was able to take some photos of this butterfly, while it was inside my house. After about two hours, I was able to catch this butterfly, and to set it free. The larvae are horned, spiny, black caterpillars, with red markings. This is a Malachite butterfly.

Habitat:

Mango, citrus, and avocado orchards in Florida; subtropical evergreen or semidecidious forests, in Central America.

Notes:

A butterfly flew inside my house, when I had the front and back doors open. I was airing out my house, for about two hours yesterday.

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13 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, SukanyaDatta....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, ChristosMaroulis....

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 3 years ago

Beautiful butterfly! Nice spotting!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, Mark Ridgway....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, Greg Shchepanek....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, suzmonk....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, Sckel....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, IvanPancic....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, IrinaSh....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, DanielePralong....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, Christine....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Beautiful butterfly maplemoth!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Thank you, Irena Hrovat....

maplemoth662
Spotted by
maplemoth662

Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 24, 2017
Submitted on Oct 25, 2017

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