Tawny Emperor

Asterocampa clyton

Genus Asterocampa
Subfamily Emperors
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
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Occurrence   Western MA - resident
Abundance Rare
Flight Period Early July to mid-August
Notes Found almost exclusively in company with Hackberry, the larval food plant.
Overwintering Larva
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Tawny Emperor

Photo by Bill Callahan - 7/30/2016
Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield

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Tawny Emperor

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/15/2003
Forest Park, Springfield

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Tawny Emperor

Photo by Frank Model - 8/5/2005
Northampton Community Gardens
Gravid Female

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Tawny Emperor

Photo by Frank Model - 7/8/2012
Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield

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Tawny Emperor

Photo by Frank Model - 7/30/2006
Northampton Community Gardens

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