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Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia)
Empress Leilia with open wings
DESCRIPTION: WS=1.5-2" (38-50mm). Upper surface is orangish-brown. Forewing has 2 eyespots and 2 solid brown bars (Hackberry Emperor has broken inner bar).
Family Nymphalidae, Subfamily Apaturinae.
NATURAL HISTORY: Adults fly all but winter. Larvae feed on hackberry.
Empress Leilia with closed wings

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