Other names for the Orange Shoemaker and other facts

There is another interesting name for this butterfly, and it is the Grecian Shoemaker, and Catonephele numilia. As I learn more about the names, I will share it here, as the Grecian part is rather odd considering the butterfly is from South America!

The wingspan of the Orange Shoemaker is approximately three inches long, or 7.5 cm. It likes rotting fruit to eat, and you can observe this in the conservatories or in nature I am sure in South America. Fruit that falls from a tree naturally in the rain forest will burst open, and the surrounding temperatures causes the ripe fruit smell to attract such beauties as these butterflies.

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