Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1213604

Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa celtis

Observation date: July 02, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen flying high through an oak tree's branches in an area directly bordering a more densely wooded area at the park, about 50 yards from the lake. Landed on a branch directly in the sun, kept its wings up most of the time (photographed it for about 3 minutes), only putting them down a few times very quickly. Size: Approx. 2.5" wingspan. Weather: 92 degrees, 55% humidity--hot and humid.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 03, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County