Brushfoots: Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1.38" - 2.5"|
|Habitat:||Woods & open areas with hackberry|
|Flight Period:||Mid-June to mid-July, mid-August to mid-September|
|Larval Host Plant:||Hackberry|
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Hackberry Emperors are a real treat! They are constantly landing on you or your car. This one stayed perch on my finger while I walked quite a distance...my tour guide, if you will.
A black Jeep provides a nice warm perching spot in the morning. Notice the eye spots on the hind wing and forewing.