Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1214585

Tawny Emperor
Asterocampa clyton

Observation date: July 06, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Saw this butterfly from a distance up in a tree in a wooded area that bordered the parking lot at the dog park. Although the orange was still bright enough to catch my eye, its overall condition looked fairly faded and worn. Stayed up there for about 7 or 8 minutes, just slightly rotating its position. Size: Approx. 2.5" wingspan. Weather: 84 degrees, 70% humidity, sunny skies with a few clouds.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 07, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County