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Hackberry Emperor Butterfly

Asterocampa celtis


resides year-round in the southwestern United States. Habitats are subtropical to transition zone wooded areas. Host plants are trees including several species in one genus, Celtis (Ulmaceae). Eggs are laid on the host plant singly or sometimes in groups of several to 20 eggs per cluster. Individuals overwinter as third-stage larvae.


Hackberry tree Celtis (Ulmaceae) is its host plant.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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