Flickr photo of the day: Butterfly house

Michael Clemmer

There is a house in Benalmádena that is filled with beautiful, multicolored fairies. Located in the Spanish coastal province of Malaga, it is the home of the largest collection of living butterflies in Europe. Mariposario de Benalmádena (Butterflies of Benalmádena) is a “Butterfly Heaven” filled with all the plants that butterflies love, is climate controlled to their favorite temperature and humidity.

Photographer Victoria Rivas was intrigued with this beautiful Malachite (Siproeta stelenes), which seems to be equally intrigued with her. A native of Central and northern South America, Malachite butterflies are sometimes seen in Florida and Cuba.

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