Living With Urban Butterflies: Tawny Emperor

Tawny emperorThe Tawny Emperor, Asterocampa clyton, is commonly seen in cities. The tawny emperor is not as skittish around people as many other butterflies. It feeds on hackberry trees, a common street tree known for its drought tolerance. The adults feed on sap, dead fruit and other nutritious liquids but are not visitors of flowering plants. This adult is perched on a sunflower plant in an alley, a half block behind main street in downtown Lafayette, IN.

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Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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