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Hackberry Butterfly

Asterocampa celtis

Description:

Spotted resting on a buddleia leaf in our back garden. Family: Brushfoots (Nymphalidae) Sub: Emperors (Apaturinae) Wingspan: 5.1 to 6.6cm (2 to 2.6 inch) Above: Dark Amber brown markings - forewing with small white spots and a single black eyespot - hindwing has rows of dark spots. Sexes similar (female has broader wing) Host plant: Hackberry and Sugar berry.

Habitat:

Moist woodland , forest margins - streams - parks and gardens.


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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

lovely!

MickGrant
Spotted by
MickGrant

Ripley, Ohio, USA

Lat: 38.74, Long: -83.84

Spotted on May 18, 2012
Submitted on May 19, 2012

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