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  • Archaeoprepona demophon
  • Silver King Shoemaker
  • Nymphalidae
  • Annona, Malpigia glabra
  • Central and South America
  • Adults visit rotten fruit, tree sap, or dung.
  • Prefers the edges of forest canopy and sub-canopy.
  • After mating the female lays individual eggs on the leaves of the host plant. The caterpillar feeds on the host plant until it forms its chrysalis.
  • In their range there are multiple generations making it possible to find adults year round.
  • Males perch on tree trunks or on foliage, sitting facing head-downwards and with wings half open. They take part in impressive aerial sorties, chasing each other in broad circles around the tree tops. After each sortie they each return to their original perch.