Tawny Emperor

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.




Tawny Emperor (1.6–2.75") Rare: M-Jun & M-Aug Woods trails & edges Wet spots Hackberry

For the second year,
a Tawny Emperor showed up
in a yard in Ellicott City.

The 2016 photos are at the end.

Hackberry Emperor

July 19, 2017
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Hackberry Emperor

July 19, 2017
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Hackberry Emperor

Caterpillar
August 4, 2017
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Hackberry Emperor

Caterpillars August 4, 2017
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger


Hackberry Emperor

Female
June 19, 2016
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Hackberry Emperor

Female
June 19, 2016
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Hackberry Emperor

Female (ovipositing)
June 19, 2016
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Had she oviposited here before?
Are the eggs viable??
Will they hatch??
What would Dick Smith say??
His response

Hackberry Emperor

Caterpillar
July 22, 2016
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Hackberry Emperor

Caterpillar
July 22, 2016
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Hackberry Emperor

Chrysalis
August 7, 2016
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Hackberry Emperor

The next generation
August 14, 2016
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger