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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
Malachite Butterfly

Malachite Butterfly with wings closed

 

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