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Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis) Resting on our vehicle near the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia.<br />
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Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Resting on our vehicle near the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia.

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis) Resting on our vehicle near the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65406/hackberry_emperor_asterocampa_celtis.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65405/hackberry_emperor_asterocampa_celtis.html Asterocampa celtis,Geotagged,Summer,United States

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis) Resting on our vehicle near the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65404/hackberry_emperor_asterocampa_celtis.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65406/hackberry_emperor_asterocampa_celtis.html Asterocampa celtis,Geotagged,Summer,United States

    comments (18)

  1. Ooohh! <3<3 Posted 9 months ago
    1. One good thing that came out of yesterday! :D Posted 9 months ago
      1. This was from before the incident?! Posted 9 months ago
        1. Yes. I saw this right after we parked! Posted 9 months ago
  2. Super clear and smooth shot, nice!
    And I love how Americans call something a "vehicle", instead of just "car" :)
    Posted 9 months ago
    1. Haha! It was technically on our truck! :D I'm not sure if it is a common thing Americans say. Most people I know say "car" or "truck." Posted 9 months ago
      1. Lol, I call everything a car...Even trucks and SUVs. Posted 9 months ago
      2. Maybe I got the impression from TV series :) Like "the individual got into her vehicle". Seems so overly formal and generic. Posted 9 months ago
        1. Could be a regional difference too. The country is so big that there are many things people say in one place, but not in another...Like "directional" vs. "blinker" or "water fountain" vs. "bubbler". I'm sure Lisa has some interesting phrases from the South ;) Posted 9 months ago
          1. Totally, a country of countries in a way :) Posted 9 months ago
            1. United Slang of America ;) Posted 9 months ago
          2. You bet your britches I do :P Posted 9 months ago
            1. Wicked cool, lol Posted 9 months ago
              1. Dang tootin'! Posted 9 months ago
                1. Yuppers! Posted 9 months ago
  3. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:

    "The Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis) is a butterfly in the Brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. It flies from May through October and has an extensive range throughout North America. It can be found as far south as Central Mexico and as far north as Southern Ontario and Quebec, Canada. It can also be found in the American Southwest, parts of the Rockies, the midwest, and all along the East coast.

    As its common name implies, this species is associated with Hackberry trees (Celtis sp.). Not only are these trees nutrient sources for adults, but they are also host plants for larvae. Where you find Hackberry trees you will most likely find these butterflies nearby.

    The Hackberry Emperor is bit of an oddball in terms of butterfly behavior as it does not find flowers very alluring. When it does happen to nectar on them, it does so in a parasitic manner--avoiding touching the flower with its feet and antennae. It uses only its proboscis for drawing out nutrients and thus cheats the flowers out of being pollinated. The Hackberry Emperor prefers to obtain its nutrients from Hackberry tree sap, feces, rotting fruit, carrion, and even the sweat of humans. It has a reputation for being quite social, alighting on humans and nectaring on sweaty clothing or even skin. {Spotted in Georgia, USA by JungleDragon user, Lisa Kimmerling } #JungleDragon"
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. Fantastic! Posted 5 months ago
      1. Thank you! *hugs* Posted 5 months ago

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The Hackberry Emperor is a North American butterfly that belongs to the family of brushfooted butterflies, Nymphalidae.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Aug 22, 2018. Captured Aug 20, 2018 22:38 in 381 Dally Cove Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.5
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm