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Malachite Butterfly

Siproeta stelenes

Description:

The Malachite Butterfly, named after the beautiful green mineral, its size is aproximately of 7 cm long, its blaack and green colored, the patterns within the species always coincide, if not it´s a different species. I got lucky on the first picture, it flew over a banana tree leaf, and the sunlight was in the perfect orientation.

Habitat:

Tropical Rainforest

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6 Comments

Flowerpatch
Flowerpatch 9 years ago

My favorite butterfly!!! Unusual shot!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Thanks Mayra, Carol, Ali and Diane!

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 9 years ago

I love Malachites but I usually only see photos of the topwing. This view of the underwing is amazing.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 9 years ago

Wonderful!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Gorgeous green!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow! Wonderful!

Nimbid Ditavi
Spotted by
Nimbid Ditavi

Cundinamarca, Colombia

Spotted on Apr 4, 2013
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

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