The Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton) is mainly orange in color, with black and white spots. It ranges throughout most of the Eastern United States down to northeast Mexico. Enjoys tree sap.
Wing spread: 2.0" - 2.75"
Host Plants: Hackberries
|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|
Tawny Emperor Butterfly
Tawny Emperor Butterfly - dorsal view
Tawny Emperor - ventral view