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#1270 Malachite Butterfly (Artis Zoo - Amsterdam)

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Malachite Butterfly at the Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam (Holland)

The Malachite Butterfly is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly. The Malachite Butterfly 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 colour to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. The Malachite Butterfly is found throughout Central and northern South America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species. Its distribution extends as far north as southern Texas and the tip of Florida, to Cuba and south to Brazil.

Matthijs van Wageningen
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