New York Natural Heritage Program
Tawny Emperor
Asterocampa clyton (Boisduval and Le Conte, [1835])
Insects
Tawny Emperor Steve Walter
Family: Brushfooted Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2S4
A State Rarity Rank of S2S4 means: Imperiled or Vulnerable in New York, or Apparently secure -- Conservation status is uncertain, and could range from very vulnerable to disappearing from New York due to rarity or other factors, to vulnerable to becoming imperiled; or could be uncommon but not rare in New York. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Tawny Emperor larvae hibernate in the leaf litter under hackberry (Celtis spp.) plants.

State Ranking Justification [-]
This species has a limited range in New York. It is likely a permanent resident in southeastern New York, although individual colonies can be transient. Its status is uncertain elsewhere.

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