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Malachite

Siproeta stelenes

Notes:

This photo was taken at the Como Zoo.

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Siproeta stelenes Siproeta stelenes


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3 Comments

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

"Often confused with Scarce Bamboo Page or Dido Longwing (Philaethria dido)" Wiki

The Dido Longwing is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philaethria...
compare with Malachite at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siproeta_st...
Top forewing of Dido Longwing has a green drip away from the body.

loonlake28
loonlake28 9 years ago

Thank you!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings....Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung. - Wikipedia

loonlake28
Spotted by
loonlake28

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2010
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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