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Brown/Gray Spotted Butterfly - Asterocampa celtis - female

Brown/Gray Spotted Butterfly - Asterocampa celtis - Female
Plano, Collin County, Texas, USA
October 7, 2008

Moved
Moved from Hackberry Emperor.

Thanks
Thank you Robert and Harry for your very quick response and identification of the butterfly.

Asterocampa
Asterocampa leilia I think, but certainly an Asterocampa species. Check out other images on the Guide. In Texas, the species can be confusing (to me at least). Great shot BTW, looks like a very fresh female.

 
Gender
How can one tell a difference between male and female??

 
Hello John -
You've got a nice image of Asterocampa celtis, Hackberry Emporer. Look at the front margin (near the base) of the front wings. There are 3 spots. In leilia there are only 2 spots forming 2 bars, otherwise the two species are very similar in appearance.

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