Hackberry or Tawny Emperor?
Location: Bedford, TX
July 17, 2011 3:16 pm
I’ve had this photo in my stash for a few years and have always thought it was a Hackberry Emperor but lately I’m not so sure it couldn’t be a Tawny Emperor. I do remember this little guy was a most patient photo model.
In our opinion, this looks more like a Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis, and you can compare your photo to this very similar individual on BugGuide. Should you desire more information on the Hackberry Emperor, you may find that on BugGuide as well.