Siproeta stelenes

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Siproeta stelenes

[Linnaeus 1758]



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
Photos have been taken at Oasi Sant Alessio aviary



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