Hackberry Butterfly - Asterocampa celtis
|Size||1¾ - 2¼"|
|Caterpillar||Grass green with yellow and greenish yellow stripes. Two branched horns on head and two tails on rear.|
|Host / Food||Hackberry|
|Broods||2 broods northward, 3 broods South|
|Habitat||Near Hackberry trees.|
|Range||Southern New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota, and southward.|
Hopefully this is a Hackberry butterfly. It's very hard to tell as the Empress Antonia and Alicia are similar in markings.