Hackberry Emperor

Asterocampa celtis

Genus Asterocampa
Subfamily Emperors
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
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Occurrence   Western MA - resident
Abundance Rare
Flight Period Mid-June to mid-September
Notes Extremely local, almost always in direct association with Hackberries
Overwintering Larva
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Hackberry Emperor

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/10/2003
Springfield

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Hackberry Emperor

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 8/10/2003
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Hackberry Emperor

Photo by Frank Model - 8/14/2005
Springfield
Ovipositing Female

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Hackberry Emperor

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 8/13/2006
Springfield

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Hackberry Emperor

Photo by Frank Model - 8/13/2006
Springfield

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