Attributes of Siproeta stelenes

Malachite
Siproeta stelenes (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside is dark brown to black with translucent whitish green or yellow-green patches. Underside is orange-brown with greenish patches. Dry season (winter) form is larger and the hindwing underside has smudged black marks inside the orange marginal band; wet season (summer) form is smaller and has silver marks instead of black smudges.
Wing Span: 3 1/4 - 4 inches (8.3 - 10.1 cm).
Life History: Males perch on shrubs in forest or orchard openings and sometimes patrol for females with a slow, floating flight. Adults roost together under the leaves of low shrubs. Eggs are laid singly on host plant leaves, which caterpillars eat and rest beneath.
Flight: Two to three broods during the summer; one brood of the winter form hibernates.
Caterpillar Hosts: Cafetin (Blechum brownei) and ruellia (Ruellia coccinea) in the family Acanthaceae.
Adult Food: Rotting fruit. Occasionally feeds on bird droppings and nectar from flowers of lianas, trees, and sometimes herbaceous plants. Malachites may feed all day long and may fly to flowers 38 feet high in the canopy.
Habitat: Mango, citrus, and avocado orchards in Florida; subtropical evergreen or semideciduous forests in Central America.
Range: Brazil north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to southern Florida and South Texas. A rare stray into Kansas. Comments: The southern Florida populations have become established since the 1960s; presumably having emigrated from Cuba.
Conservation: Monitor United States populations.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
January 19, 2010 W Fogleman Jalisco, Mexico April 10, 2014 Details
February 16, 2014 Carmen Paguada Olancho, Honduras March 30, 2014 Details
February 05, 2014 janazak Morelos, Mexico March 30, 2014 Details
December 25, 2013 DJHiker Pinar del Rio, Cuba March 23, 2014 Details
December 01, 2007 ahempel Texas, Kleberg County, United States March 18, 2014 Details
November 04, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic November 11, 2013 Details
November 08, 2013 John van Dort Olancho, Honduras November 10, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 Pandrot Hidalgo, Mexico October 20, 2013 Details
October 08, 2008 muegge Texas, Pecos County, United States August 02, 2013 Details
October 29, 2002 stephjc Mobile County, Alabama, United States July 05, 2013 Details
April 17, 2013 Suree Broward County, Florida, United States May 09, 2013 Details
February 20, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic May 09, 2013 Details
February 03, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic April 19, 2013 Details
January 08, 2013 James Fox Hidalgo County, Texas, United States February 03, 2013 Details
October 03, 2010 Doug Taron Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 12, 2013 Details
September 04, 2008 plex1ppus Yucatan, Mexico December 19, 2012 Details
October 26, 1992 legacy.reporter (Bruce Griffin) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 24, 2012 Jeniffer_A San Salvador, El Salvador September 03, 2012 Details
April 14, 2012 zbsa01 Matanzas, Cuba July 01, 2012 Details
June 06, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras June 06, 2012 Details
October 28, 2011 LLJohnson Dominican Republic January 16, 2012 Details
December 27, 2011 LLJohnson Dominican Republic January 16, 2012 Details
August 08, 2011 SergioRTC Managua, Nicaragua August 22, 2011 Details
October 27, 2006 Olga_H Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 11, 2011 Details
March 29, 2011 dmtaggart Puntarenas, Costa Rica May 20, 2011 Details
July 29, 2008 naomiblinick Guanacaste, Costa Rica May 03, 2011 Details
May 14, 2009 stevecary (Larry Malone & Gene Jercinovic) Luna County, New Mexico, United States January 28, 2011 Details
December 14, 2009 legacy.reporter (Paul Hart) Jalisco, Mexico January 08, 2010 Details
October 26, 1992 legacy.reporter (Bruce M. Griffin) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 07, 2008 legacy.reporter (Brian Ahearn) Manatee County, Florida, United States September 24, 2008 Details
October 05, 2007 legacy.reporter (Joe DiPasquale) Charlotte County, Florida, United States January 23, 2008 Details
December 08, 2007 legacy.reporter (Kim Bacon) Texas, Travis County, United States January 08, 2008 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) San Luis Potosi, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
January 09, 2004 legacy.reporter (Alana Edwards) Martin County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
January 06, 2004 legacy.reporter (Alana Edwards) Highlands County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
June 25, 1905 legacy.reporter (Alana Edwards) Okeechobee County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
January 01, 2004 legacy.reporter (Mark Salvato) Indian River County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
June 28, 2003 legacy.reporter (Anne LiConti) Brevard County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
August 04, 2003 legacy.reporter (Trase Rowland) St Lucie County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
January 05, 2002 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Hidalgo County, Texas, United States January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Broward County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Collier County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details