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 (ventral view)