Tawny Emperor

Asterocampa clyton (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1835])

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Local resident

NENHP Ranking: S3, Tier 2

Range: This species inhabits roughly the eastern half of the United States. In Nebraska it is most common in the southeastern portion of the state and ranges west to Furnas and north to Dakota counties. There is also a Pine Ridge population.

Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods with records from early June to mid-October. Most common in late June.

Larval Hostplant(s): Hackberry trees (Celtis sp.)

Habitat: Found in woodland openings and margins containing hackberry trees

Found at: Fontenelle Forest

Overwintering: As a partially grown larvae

Similar Species: Hackberry Emperor


Tawny Emperor, Fontenelle Forest, Photo by Jonathan Nikilla
female dorsal
male dorsal
male ventral

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