Moth or Butterfly
Location: Delaware, Ohio 43015
September 29, 2011 5:51 pm
Hello! I have seen this creature before but I can not find any info on it anywhere. I think it’s a moth, but I am not sure. This picture was taken 8/4/2011 in Delaware, Ohio. It was about and inch or so long from wingtip to wingtip. She is lovely and I would like to know the genus and species.
Thank you,
Signature: Heidi Lange-Herzog

I have confirmed it’s a butterfly and not a moth.  I’m sure you didn’t need me to tell you that though.  Thank you.  Heidi

Tawny Emperor

Hi Heidi,
Though you indicated you have confirmed that this is a butterfly, you did not indicate if you learned the species.  This appears to us to be a Tawny Emperor,
Asterocampa clyton, based on this photo posted to BugGuide

Location: Ohio

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