HACKBERRY EMPEROR

Asterocampa celtis

A common species, expected to occur throughout both Alabama and Mississippi.  Flies spring to fall.  Dorsal surface brown to grayish brown with one or two eyespots in submarginal band of forewing.  Inner dark bar along leading edge of forewing broken into two spots.  Underside of wings tan to grayish brown with row of yellow eyespots with centers of blue on hindwing.  Similar species: Tawny Emperor

Adult - ventral

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Adult - dorsal

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Adult - dorsal


Caterpillar


Chyrsalis