Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 04/30/2015


Photo taken on April  9, 2013


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Calgary
Nymphalidae
Malachite
Calgary Zoo
topside
Siproeta stelenes
wings spread
ENMAX Conservatory
brush-footed butterfly
dorsal view
blue with white edging
Lepidoptera
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tropical
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neotropical
Canada
Duranta repens?


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Malachite butterfly on blue

Malachite butterfly on blue
This is a photo from my archives, taken in the ENMAX Conservatory at the Calgary Zoo on 9 April 2013. There were very few butterflies in April, but over the following months till around September/October, numbers increased and the tropical plants grew much larger, and it once again became a hot, humid, tropical paradise : ) I'm not sure, but I think the plant in this photos is Duranta (repens?).

This year, 2015, I think the Zoo obtained butterfly pupae around mid-April, so about two weeks ago. I haven't been to the Zoo for months, so even if it's still a bit soon to see a good variety of butterfly species, I really should get over there before too long. Part of the trouble is that one of my favourite places to go is Frank Lake, which takes about the same amount of time to drive to as to drive over to the Zoo.

www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Siproeta-stelenes

yokopakumayoko Francesco, sasithorn_s, Pam J, - inactive - have particularly liked this photo


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Anne Elliott
Anne Elliott
Many thanks, as always, Art!
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Absolutely stunning Anne !

Admired in ~ Butterflies ƸӜƷ Moths ƸӜƷ Caterpillars ~~~o
2 years ago.
Anne Elliott
Anne Elliott
Thanks for your comment, Pam!
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
A stunner!! Gorgeous colors and composition!!

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2 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Beautiful capture!

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2 years ago.