Photo of butterfly: Siproeta stelenes / Malachite

This butterfly is commonly known as Malachite. It is one of the most common butterfly species in central and northern South America, it’s natural habitat. It is named after the mineral Malachite, which has a similar bright green color as part of the animal’s wings has.

Butterfly: Malachite (Siproeta stelenes, nice bokeh)

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