Home Page of Butterflies at Home ... All about those amazing creatures that inhabit our home gardens!

Malachite Butterfly

The Malachite (Siproeta stelenes) is a large butterfly whose upperside is dark brown/black with green and creme colored patches. The underside is orange/brown with green patches.

It is found in South Florida and South Texas, and south through Central America and Brazil.

Wing spread: 3.25" - 4.00"

Host Plants: Rotting fruit

Malachite Butterfly in Florida (dorsal view)
Malachite Butterfly

Malachite Butterfly with wings closed

Malachite Butterfly (ventral view)
Malachite Butterfly ventral view

Copyright © 2023 ButterfliesAtHome.com • All Rights Reserved