Siproeta stelenes (Malachit, Bambuspage)
Photos for easy identification
The forewings are black. The margin is ridged. There are some big light green spots an wing.
The underside is light brown and whitish and marmorate. All light green spots from upside are also there.
The hind wings are black and have little tails. The margin is ridged. Nearby the body there is a broad light green band. In the middle of wing there is a chain of light green spots, but the first spot is orange.
The underside is light green. The margin is light brown. In the middle of wing there are three stripes in light brown, white and dark brown.
The body is black, but the underside is white.
Sex differences: None
The first description of this butterfly was in 1758 by Linnaeus. There are only three subspecies.
- Siproeta stelenes biplagiata [Fruhstorfer, 1907]
- Siproeta stelenes meridionalis [Fruhstorfer, 1909]
- Siproeta stelenes sophene [Fruhstorfer, 1907]
This butterfly is in disguise by flying in woods. The game of light and shadow bemazed the eye.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Siproeta stelenes Linnaeus 1758
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamily: NYMPHALINAE
- Tribe: VICTORINI
- Subtribe: ---
- Genus: SIPROETA
- Specific name: STELENE