Attributes of Asterocampa leilia

Empress Leilia
Asterocampa leilia (W.H. Edwards, 1874)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Apaturinae
Identification: Upperside is chestnut brown; forewing has 2 solid brown bars in the cell, median white spots, and 2 black eyespots near the outer margin.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 3 inches (3.8 - 7.6 cm).
Life History: Males perch most of the day to watch for females. Eggs are laid in groups of 10-15 on the top of host plant leaves. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: All year in South Texas, April-November in Arizona.
Caterpillar Hosts: Tree Celtis pallida in the elm family (Ulmaceae).
Adult Food: Sap and dung, occasionally flower nectar.
Habitat: Thorn scrub, washes, canyons, streamsides.
Range: Southern Arizona east to South Texas, south to central Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually of conservation concern.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
September 02, 2008 doris potter Pima County, Arizona, United States July 28, 2014 Details
May 16, 2014 ddodd Texas, Presidio County, United States May 22, 2014 Details
April 13, 2014 JimConrad Texas, United States, Uvalde County April 15, 2014 Details
March 20, 2014 tomfishburn Texas, United States March 30, 2014 Details
May 09, 2010 ddodd Brewster County, Texas, United States January 14, 2014 Details
May 07, 2010 ddodd Texas, United States, Val Verde County January 14, 2014 Details
September 30, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 27, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 Raul Delgado Texas, La Salle County, United States October 11, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 klgraves Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States August 31, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 whittjt3 Texas, Taylor County, United States August 27, 2013 Details
June 03, 2011 Joe Sebastiani Pima County, Arizona, United States August 18, 2013 Details
June 05, 2013 dspicer Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 18, 2013 Details
July 30, 1997 legacy.reporter (Andrew Warren) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 04, 1999 legacy.reporter (J. Vernon-R. Langston) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 1999 legacy.reporter (J. Vernon-R. Langston) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 18, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 12, 1956 legacy.reporter (Lloyd Martin) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 02, 2012 klgraves Pima County, Arizona, United States September 04, 2012 Details
July 15, 2012 Matt ODonnell Cochise County, Arizona, United States July 24, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 aahewetson Texas, Karnes County, United States May 19, 2012 Details
April 12, 2012 jdupton Texas, United States, Williamson County April 13, 2012 Details
January 05, 2012 legacy.reporter (Ken Kertell) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 04, 1976 legacy.reporter (Michael Smith) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
October 02, 1976 legacy.reporter (J & S Werner) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 16, 2010 RaisingButterflies.org Pima County, Arizona, United States October 02, 2011 Details
August 21, 2011 Gary Jue Pima County, Arizona, United States August 30, 2011 Details
November 19, 2010 Kari Graham County, Arizona, United States February 01, 2011 Details
March 10, 1954 legacy.reporter (unknown) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 31, 1959 legacy.reporter (Walfried J. Reinthel) Pinal County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 11, 1967 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 1973 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 06, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 07, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 04, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 28, 1982 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
April 24, 1982 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 12, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 01, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 05, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 30, 1997 legacy.reporter (Andrew D. Warren) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 04, 1999 legacy.reporter (J. Vernon & R. Langston) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
August 08, 1999 legacy.reporter (J. Vernon & R. Langston) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 18, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
September 12, 1956 legacy.reporter (Lloyd Martin) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 07, 2008 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
November 16, 2006 John Saba (John Saba) Pima County, Arizona, United States November 17, 2006 Details
November 10, 2006 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States November 17, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yuma County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Maricopa County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details