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Species Asterocampa leilia - Empress Leilia - Hodges#4561

Empress Leilia - Asterocampa leilia - male On Desert Hackberry, Empress most likely - Asterocampa leilia TX - Empress Leilia? - Asterocampa leilia Asterocampa leilia ? - Asterocampa leilia Empress Leilia - Asterocampa leilia Empress Leilia - Asterocampa leilia - male Butterfly ID? - Asterocampa leilia Butterfly  - Asterocampa leilia
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Apatura Leilia W. H. Edwards, 1874
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.
AZ, c. to s. TX / Mex. - Map - MPG
Mostly: Jul-Nov - MPG
Type Locality: “"Camp Lowell and Sonoto [sic!] Valley, Arizona" [Sonoita Valley, Santa Cruz County]