Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly Prepona laertes/omphale

Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly topside
Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly underside
The Purple/Blue King Shoemaker Butterfly is native to much of Central and South America. It looks similar to other King Shoemaker butterflies, such as the Banded (Archaeoprepona demophon), also called One-spotted Prepona, and the Silver and the Three-toned Prepona, all of which have a turquoise bar but differ on the underside. The Purple King Shoemaker differs on both the topside - has purple/blue as well as turquoise - and the underside - has two dark blue "eye-spots," map lines and several little hearts rather like a small Purple Mort Bleu (Eryphanis polyxena).
Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly
Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly
Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly
The purple/blue shaded area is above the turquoise bar. Unlike other "shoemaker" butterflies (Grecian, Surinamese), male and female look similar (male has scent glands; female is larger).
Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly emerged from chrysalis
Emerged from chrysalis.
Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly
Purple King Shoemaker Butterfly
The underside with map lines, two "eyes" on each hind wing and the little hearts on the edge of the forewing.