Archaeoprepona demophoon

Banded King Shoemaker

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Nymphalidae”
Sub Family: “Charaxinae”
Estimated Lifespan 10 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 6
Total Number of Pupae Received: 88
First Flown On: 01/06/17
Last Flown On: 07/18/20

Species Range:

  • “NorthAmerica” “SouthAmerica”

Host plants:

  • Annona
  • Malpigia glabra

Food Source

The adults of this species feed on sap runs and rotting fruit.


This butterfly can be found in tropical and subtropical forests.

Life history

Females lay eggs singly on the hostplant.


The Banded King Shoemaker can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

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.