Tawny Emperor (LEP138) Asterocampa clyton


     This species is more common in the Southeast than elsewhere, feeding on hackberry.  Its forewings are colored rich reddish tawny, with black bars and bands and rows of golden spots.  The hindwings are tawny at the base, becoming black outwardly with rows of tawny-ringed black spots.  The individual shown in the drawing is visiting rotting orange persimmons.