The Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis) is mainly olive brown or gray-brown in color, with dark spots. It ranges from southern Canada through the eastern United States and cerntral plains areas. The Hackberry Emperor can often be found in woodlands, city parks and gardens.
Wing spread: 1.5" - 2.5"
Host Plants: Hackberries
Hackberry Emperor Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times
|Egg stage||3 to 9 days|
|Caterpillar (larval) stage||4 to 6 weeks|
|Chrysalis (pupal) stage||7 to 10 days|
|Adult butterfly stage||6 to 14 days|
Hackberry Emperor Butterfly - dorsal view
Hackberry Emperor Butterfly - ventral view