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Location: Amsterdam, Butterfly house, Zoo Artis
The Netherlands, October 22, 2012.
Canon Powershot SX220

“Butterfly between de Leaves” was featured in Closeups in Nature, December 7, 2012
“Butterfly between de Leaves” was featured in Just Butterflies, December 9, 2012
“Butterfly between de Leaves” was featured in ** Insects, Bugs and Creepy …, January 8, 2012
“Butterfly between de Leaves” was featured in Dutch Touch, Februay 13, 2013

The Malachite (Siproeta stelenes) is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly (family Nymphalidae). The malachite has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the uppersides and light brown and olive green on the undersides. It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly’s wings. The wingspread is typically 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.

Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung. Females lay eggs on the new leaves of plants in the Acanthaceae family, especially ruellia. The larvae are horned, spiny black caterpillars with red markings.

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butterfly, malachite, siproets stelenes, nymphalidae

Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – ienemien

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nice capture Ien

  • Thanks Larry

    – ienemien

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you sylvia

    – ienemien

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • WOW Ray!! Thanks so much for this feature!

    – ienemien

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture!

  • Thanks so much Arfan

    – ienemien

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 1 year ago


    December 9/2012
    Enjoy the day Ienemien with the Just Butterflies Featured Gallery!
    Wish you a Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,
    Johanna

  • Thanks so much Johanna, I like that :-) Warm greetings from Ien.

    – ienemien

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    These guys are so amazing! Congratulations on your feature – FAVE!

  • Thanks for your kind reaction!

    – ienemien

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous dainty butterfly,beautifully captured!

  • Thanks so much Pat!!

    – ienemien

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    This is already in my faves, so I’m coming by once more to say this is LOVELY! Congratulations on your feature in Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies:>)

  • Thanks so much!!

    – ienemien

  • Thanks for this kind comment :-) Bye

    – ienemien

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 1 year ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    CONGRATULATIONS………… Johan

  • Thanks Johan for this great Feature… bye ien

    – ienemien

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