Malachite,  Siproeta stelenes bipalgiata   (LEP154)


     The species was named for the mineral malachite, which has a lacy green pattern similar to that on the butterfly=s wings.  They are colored pale jade, mixed with the dark brown that forms the border.  Malachites visit Florida and the West Indies, and sometimes in occur in Texas.  The individual in the drawing is visiting a spiderwort.