Photo: Malachite Butterfly

A Malachite Butterfly shows of his radiant colored wings at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

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Malachite Butterfly
Photo of a Malachite Butterfly at the Victoria
Butterfly Gardens on Vancouver Island, Canada.

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A typical Malachite Butterfly has black and yellowish/green colored wings such as the one in this picture or black and bright green wings. At the Victoria Butterfly Gardens on Vancouver Island, the Malachite Butterfly is easily spotted as it flutters by you because of its stunning colors.The adults of the Malachite Butterfly feed mainly on flower nectar and decayed fruit at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens but in the wild they also eat dead animals or bat dung. One of their favorite places for a feeding ground is a plantation of coffee, tea or cocoa.In the fascinating world at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens there are fifty different species of butterflies to view and enjoy. Each type of butterfly has different markings and colors but you will find the Malachite Butterfly to be one of the most distinctive.Malachite butterfly, Siproetia stelenes, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.

Malachite Butterfly
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Siproetia stelenes
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