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Tawny Emperor

Asterocampa clyton

Description:

Brushfoot butterfly, 2 to 2.6 inch wingspan. Similar to Hackberry Emperor (which has white spots near the front of the wings).

Habitat:

Woodlands, water, gardens, lawns. Rarely lands on flowers. Adults feed on carrion, plant sap, and dung.

Notes:

This beauty was sitting on a garden hose next to a jar of linseed oil.

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Ron Rockwell
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Ron Rockwell

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2016
Submitted on Jul 17, 2018

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