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  • Archaeoprepona demophoon
  • Banded King Shoemaker
  • Nymphalidae
  • Annona, Malpigia glabra
  • Central and South America
  • The adults of this species feed on sap runs and rotting fruit.
  • This butterfly can be found in tropical and subtropical forests.
  • Females lay eggs singly on the hostplant.
  • The Banded King Shoemaker can be found in flight 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.