Grecian Shoemaker

Grecian Shoemaker

Animal's Behavior

Often flutters close to the ground

Eating Habits

Prefers overripe fruit and flowers

Range

Central and South America

Animal Facts

  • Grecian Shoemakers are a favorite in butterfly gardens around the country. They represent a stunning example of sexual dimorphism, as the males and females look completely different.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Catonephele numilia

Classification

Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae

Place of Birth

Damp forests

Size

2 inches

Color

Dark with bright orange patches (males); black and brown with yellowish banding and slight orange spotting (females)

Lifespan

4 weeks