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Asterocampa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Nymphalidae
Scientific name  Asterocampa
Higher classification  Apaturinae
Order  Butterflies and moths
Division  Rhopalocera
Subfamily  Apaturinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Asterocampa celtis, Asterocampa clyton

Hackberry emperor butterfly asterocampa celtis


Asterocampa, commonly called hackberry butterflies or American emperors, is a genus of butterflies in the family Nymphalidae found mainly in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Contents

Close up of asterocampa celtis butterfly


Species

The celtis species group:

  • Asterocampa celtis (Boisduval & Le Conte, 1835) – hackberry butterfly
  • Asterocampa leilia (Edwards, 1874) – Empress Leilia or desert hackberry
  • The clyton species group:

  • Asterocampa clyton (Boisduval & Le Conte, 1835) – tawny emperor
  • Asterocampa idyja (Geyer, 1828) – dusky emperor
  • References

    Asterocampa Wikipedia


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