Prepona dexamenus Hopffer, 1874

Common Name:
Dexamenus Prepona
Natural History:

Same happens in Archaeoprepona group, in central Amazonia there is  Prepona group with species that are differentiated by the ventral surface of the wings. Males and females of Prepona dexamenus are captured in the forest canopy.

Distribution:
Brazil; Mexico; Peru; Suriname
Feeding Adult:

Adults feed on rotten fruits, mineral salts in puddles

Feeding Caterpillars:

For another species of Prepona there are recorded host-plant in Myrtaceae, Chrysobalanaceae and Leguminosae.

Color:
black, blue, brown, cream, metallic
Habitat:
forest
Publications:
Lamas G. (2004):
Atlas of neotropical Lepidoptera - Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. Book.: 1-439
prepona dexamenus male dorsal

Male, from dorsal

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas

prepona dexamenus male ventral

Male, from ventral

Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas

prepona dexamenus female dorsal
Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas
prepona dexamenus female ventral
Specimen deposited in the Collection of Invertebrates INPA, Manaus, Amazonas