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  • Asterocampa celtis
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Nymphalidae
  • Celtis
  • North America
  • The adults of this species feed on sap, rotting fruit, dung and carrion.
  • This butterfly can be found in woodland areas and along woodland edges.
  • Females lay eggs in clusters on the host plant leaves. Caterpillars feed gregariously and overwinter as larvae on the dead leaves of the host plant.
  • This butterfly is in flight from May to October and there are two generations per year.
  • The males will sometimes land on humans more to let you know that you are infringing on their territory not so much to be friendly.