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Grecian Shoemaker

Grecian Shoemaker

Animal's Behavior

Often flutters close to the ground

Eating Habits

Prefers overripe fruit and flowers


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


Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae

Place of Birth

Damp forests


2 inches


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


4 weeks

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