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Pearly Malachite butterfly

Pearly Malachite butterfly

C022/8085

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Credit

DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

The pearly malachite butterfly, latin name Siproeta stelenes, is also simply named the malachite for its resemblance to the mineral malachite. It is a brush-footed butterfly belonging to the Nymphalidae family. It has large wings that may be dark or yellow-green on the uppersides and light brown to orange and olive green on the undersides. The malachite is native to Central and northern South America, where it is a very common butterfly species.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

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