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Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

The Tawny Emperor is mainly orange in color, with black and white spots. It ranges throughout most of the Eastern United States down to northeast Mexico.

Wing spread: 2.0" - 2.75"

Host Plants: Hackberries

Tawny Emperor Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times

Stage Typical Duration
Egg stage 3 to 9 days
Caterpillar (larval) stage 4 to 6 weeks
Chrysalis (pupal) stage 7 to 10 days
Adult butterfly stage 6 to 14 days


Tawny Emperor Butterfly
Tawny Emperor Butterfly


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