Family: Brushfooted Butterflies (Nymphalidae)
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Tawny Emperor larvae hibernate in the leaf litter under hackberry (Celtis spp.) plants.
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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.
The short-term trends are unknown, although this species could increase or stabilize with a warming climate.
The long-term trends are unknown.