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malachite - Siproeta stelenes - Otters and Butterflies - Buckfastleigh, Devon - June 2019

malachite - Siproeta stelenes - Otters and Butterflies - Buckfastleigh, Devon - June 2019

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 (3.3 and 3.9 in). The malachite is found throughout Central and northern South America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species.

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Photo taken @ T on 27 June 2019 (© Dis da fi we / Flickr)

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