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Tawny Emperor

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

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

Tawny Emperor Butterfly - dorsal view
Tawny Emperor Butterfly

Tawny Emperor - ventral view
Tawny Emperor

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