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Species Archaeoprepona demophon - One-spotted Prepona - Hodges#4551.5

One-spotted Prepona - Archaeoprepona demophon One-spotted Prepona - Archaeoprepona demophon
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Charaxinae (Leafwings and relatives)
Tribe Preponini (King Shoemakers and Agrias Butterflies)
Genus Archaeoprepona
Species demophon (One-spotted Prepona - Hodges#4551.5)
Hodges Number
4551.5
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Archaeoprepona demophon (Linnaeus, 1758)
Numbers
1 sp. has strayed n. of Mex., there are 5 spp. of Archaeoprepona in Mexico, A. demophon is the most common.
Identification
note rounded postmedian line (1)
Range
s. TX (as strays) to Amazon Basin (2)
Habitat
In Costa Rica: "Widespread and common from sea level to 1,600 m on both slopes, in association with all forest and old second-growth habitats. (2)
Season
Oct-Dec in s. TX (MPG)
Food
Larvae host on Barbados Cherry - Malpighia glabra (Malpighiaceae) (2)
Remarks
First U.S. Record: National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo Co., Texas - 2007 (Bordelon 2008)
Print References
Bordelon, C. 2008. 2007 Season Summary: Zone 6 Texas. News of the Lepidopterists' Society 50(supplement S1): 91.
Works Cited
1.A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America
Glassberg, J. 2007. Sunstreak Books, Morristown, NJ. 266 pp.
2.The Butterflies of Costa Rica and Their Natural History, Vol. I: Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae
Philip J. Devries. 1987. Princeton Univ Press.