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Species Asterocampa leilia - Empress Leilia - Hodges#4561

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Apaturinae (Emperors)
Tribe Apaturini
Genus Asterocampa
Species leilia (Empress Leilia - Hodges#4561)
Hodges Number
4561
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Apatura Leilia W. H. Edwards, 1874
Identification
Distinguished from Hackberry Emperor by the present of two solid cell bars and two submarginal eyespots on the forewings. Perches on the ground more often than conspecifics which overlap its range. Tawny Emperor also shows two solid cell bars, but lacks the marginal eyespots on the FW.
Range
AZ, c. to s. TX / Mex. - Map - MPG
Season
Mostly: Jul-Nov - MPG
Remarks
Type Locality: “"Camp Lowell and Sonoto [sic!] Valley, Arizona" [Sonoita Valley, Santa Cruz County]