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Malachite Butterfly

Malachite Butterfly
Metamorpha stelenes
Siproeta stelenes?)

The Malachite or Bamboo Page butterfly's top wing has brilliant green markings from which it gets its name. Unfortunately this is usually only seen when the butterfly is in flight, and when at rest the wings are usually folded, but the underwing is also attractive.

[One of my main reference books (The Dictionary of Butterflies and Moths - Waterson & Whalley) lists this species as "Metamorpha stelenes", but I have seen it described elsewhere on the web as "Siproeta stelenes" or "Victorina stelenes". Until I know for sure, I will follow my book.]

Canon A1, 50 mm macro lens, tripod + cable release.