Green Colored Butterflies

Photos of common and unique butterflies that are mainly colored Green or have mostly green colored wings or markings.

(Papilio palinurus)

emerald swallowteal green banded peacock  -  papilo palinurus - green colored butterfly species

The emerald swallowtail, emerald peacock or green-banded peacock, is a butterfly of the genus Papilio belonging to the Papilionidae family. It is native to Southeast Asia, but is regularly kept in butterfly houses around the world.

(Graphium agamemnon)

Graphium agamemnon - green tailed jay green colored butterfly species

The tailed jay, is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. The butterfly is also called the green-spotted triangle, tailed green jay, or green triangle. It is a common, non-threatened species native to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia and Australia. Several geographic races are recognized.

(Nessaea obrinus)

Nessaea obrinus - green tailed jay green colored butterfly species

The obrina olivewing, similar to the common olivewing, is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found from Colombia and the Guianas to the mouth of the Amazon and south to central Bolivia and Mato Grosso in Brazil, extending to northern Argentina.

(Siproeta stelenes)

Siproeta stelenes - malachite - green colored butterfly species

The Malachite is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly (family Nymphalidae). It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings.

(Philaethria dido)

Philaethria dido - dido longwing green   colored butterfly species

The scarce bamboo page or dido longwing, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Central America and tropical South America, both east and west of the Andes, from Brazil and Ecuador northwards to Mexico. Strays can sometimes be found in the lower Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas.