Framed Stelenes Butterfly


Siproeta stelenes

A real stelenes butterfly set and mounted in a 5×5 inch wooden frame, approximately 1 inch deep. 

A neotropical brush-footed butterfly from the Nymphalidae family – the largest family of butterflies with more than 6,000 species distributed across the world.  The stelenes is found throughout central and northern South America and is one of the most common butterfly species in that region. this species can also be found as far north as southern Texas and the tip of Florida. Subspecies are known to populate Cuba and south to Brazil.

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The stelenes butterfly has large wings. Our real framed stelenes examples show the underside, which is light brown and olive green in colour. In contrast, the upper side of the butterfly’s wings are black and trimmed with brilliant green or yellowy-green patternation. Please note, the upper side of this butterfly is not visible in our frames.

Commonly referred to as part of the brush-footed butterfly family, or four-footed butterflies, they are known to stand on only four legs while the other two are curled up. In some species, these forelegs have a brush-like set of hairs. This is what gives this family its common name.

Adults stelenes butterflies feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals and bat dung. The larvae which is produced are horned, spiny, black caterpillars with red markings. During the pupa stage, this changes to a greeny colour and they grow sharp, gold spines to protect themselves from predators.

Adult stelenes butterflies have varied wingspans ranging between 85 and 100 mm (3.3 and 3.9 in).

Our framed stelenes butterfly specimens have been sourced responsibly. Find out more about where we source our butterflies and moths from.

Additional information

Dimensions 5 × 5 in
Country of origin


How to display

This frame comes with a single brass hanging hook which can be screwed into the rear of the frame, allowing you to hang it on a wall.

Alternatively, the frame is deep enough to stand freely by itself on a shelf.

Where to display

To preserve the colours of your specimen, it's best not to display your frame in direct sunlight. You should also avoid areas of high moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

About our frames

All of our frames are handmade and feature mitred joints. The hardwood we use is of a very dark brown colour, with visible woodgrain.

All of our frames use real glass.

Postage and packaging

All frames are bubble wrapped before posting. As an independent, family-run business, we try to re-use as much packaging as possible to limit our impact on the environment. Postage and packaging is charged at £4.99 per order.


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