Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton,clyton)


A large hackberry tree grows in the backyard, close to the house and where I can easily see it from the computer.

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Tawny emperors lay their eggs in hackberry trees. Hackberry butterflies do too. I’ve only seen one hackberry butterfly so far this year.


  I wonder how long it will be before I see another butterfly?


6 responses to this post.

  1. You take such good pictures.


  2. Posted by Therese Beavers on July 3, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Love it.


  3. It must be nice to look out the window and be up in a tree with such a beautiful creature.


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