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''Siproeta stelenes'' is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly . The malachite has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the upperside and light brown and olive green on the underside. It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. Typically, the wingspread is between 8.5 and 10 cm . The malachite is found throughout Central and northern South America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species... more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by haylo
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Uploaded Feb 8, 2016. Captured Jan 15, 2016 11:54 in Tucker Valley Road, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm