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.
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
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.