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Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Charaxinae
Tribus: Preponini
Genus: ArchaeopreponaSuperregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Charaxinae
Tribus: Preponini
Genus: Archaeoprepona

Species: A. amphimachus – A. camilla – A. chalciope – A. demophon – A. demophoon – A. licomedes – A. meander – A. phaedra

Archaeoprepona Fruhstorfer, 1915

Type species: Papilio demophon Linnaeus, 1758

Pseudoprepona Le Moult, 1932

Archaeoprepona licomedes Bresil Ventre

Archaeoprepona licomedes


Constantino, L.M. & J.A. Salazar 1998: Description of new species, subspecies and new reports of the butterflies from Colombia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Riodininae: Nymphalidae: Charaxinae: Satyrinae: Morphinae). Shilap Revista de Lepidopterologia 26 (104): 197–205.
Lamas, G. 2004: Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera; Checklist: Part 4A; Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea

Archaeoprepona is a genus of Neotropical charaxine butterflies in the family Nymphalidae, native to Mexico, Central America, northern South America, and the Caribbean. The underside of their wings is pale brownish, while the upperside is dark with a distinct bright blue band.


Most taxa were described before Hans Fruhstorfer coined the genus Archaeoprepona in 1916, and were therefore originally placed in other genera. This includes the type species of the genus, Archaeoprepona demophon, first described as Papilio demophon by Carl Linnaeus. Even after the description of the genus Archaeoprepona, the members have commonly been included in Prepona instead.

Species in the genus Archaeoprepona:[1][2]

Archaeoprepona Fruhstorfer, 1915
Archaeoprepona amphimachus (Fabricius, 1775) – white-spotted prepona or turquoise-banded shoemaker
Archaeoprepona camilla (Godman & Salvin, [1884])
Archaeoprepona chalciope (Hübner, [1823])
Archaeoprepona demophon (Linnaeus, 1758) – one-spotted prepona, banded king shoemaker
Archaeoprepona demophoon (Hübner, [1814]) – Hübner's shoemaker, silver king shoemaker
Archaeoprepona licomedes (Cramer, [1777]) – Cramer's shoemaker
Archaeoprepona meander (Cramer, [1775]) – Meander prepona
Archaeoprepona phaedra (Godman & Salvin, [1884])

Biogeographic realm

Neotropical realm

  ▼ Preponini

Palla, Noreppa, Anaeomorpha (sometimes in Anaeini)



Clade showing phylogenetics of Archaeoprepona
Amphimachus is a figure in Greek mythology.


"Nymphalidae Study Group website". Archived from the original on 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
"Archaeoprepona Fruhstorfer, 1915" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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