Siproeta stelenes is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings.
The malachite is found throughout Central and northern South America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species.
Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung.
The background photo was taken by MyMy Butterfly in East Atlanta Village in Atlanta, Georgia.
This specimen is encased in a 9x9 frame.