The Orange Shoemaker prefers a solitary existence in more shady areas. For example the rain forest sub canopy is an ideal place for these butterflies, and one may not naturally come across their path too often in the wild.
If you do see them, you might see a male Orange Shoemaker waiting for a female in patches of sunlight, dappled throughout the rain forest. They like tree trunks, and can be seen in the early morning through the afternoon time. While eating the fallen fruits of the rain forest, the way the wings rest helps to insure its disguise. It blends right in with its surroundings which helps its survival.