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Tawny Emperor - Asterocampa clyton

Tawny Emperor - Asterocampa clyton
Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, USA
August 12, 2016
Found multiples of this butterfly on some blackberries. I believe I've narrowed it down to Asterocampa celtis (the hackberry emperor) and Asterocampa clyton (the tawny emperor).


Moved from ID Request.

Two different butterflies?
Although these images were taken 4 min apart based on metadata, the dorsal view specimen appears to be a Tawny Emperor since it has no eyespot on the forewing and the dark basal bands are intact whereas the ventral image has eye spots on the forewing and the inner most dark basal band is broken thus a Hackberry Emperor.

I believe you're right.
Shouldn't have made the assumption they were the same species, I think that's what threw me off in the first place. If the first image is erroneously classified under Hackberry Emperor, should I remove it and resubmit?

I've unlinked images
and corrected ID.

Go Buckeyes!

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